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About the programme

Mentorship Programme is an initiative aiming to create meaningful connections between inspiring professionals and aspiring students. We hope to foster the transition from university to the work floor by giving students the chance to talk to the specialists from various fields of expertise they are interested in and consider pursuing during their careers. The programme strives to contribute to both the personal and professional development of the students as well as bridge the skills, knowledge and opportunity gap between genders. Our main values are education, development, skills, networking and equality.

We are proud to share the launch of the programme will take place on the 16.03.2023, 18:30. Location will be announced soon.

WBN is excited to launch this new initiative and see the development of all the mentees. We believe it will be a fulfilling journey towards our ultimate goal of providing equal chances for every student.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via mentorship@wbn-eur.nl

We look forward to receiving your enquiries!

For mentees

Do you still wonder about your dream career? Maybe you have your future figured out, but do not know how to get there? Or do you currently pursuing an internship and experiencing problems in the work environment and would like to talk to a professional about it?

Do not worry! WBN Mentorship Programme connects EUR students with experienced professionals to provide guidance and advice tailored to each individual. Our mentors are prepared to give both general advice (e.g. guide you through the process of choosing your career path, handling conflicts at work, asking for a promotion) as well as field-specific help.

Who can apply?
All EUR students are welcome to apply! We are open to both Bachelor and Master students from all faculties and fields of study. Our only requirement is that you are motivated, open-minded and eager to learn from your mentor 😉

Are there any costs associated with taking part in the programme?
No, the programme is free for all students!

What is the time commitment?
WBN requires its mentees to prepare for the mentoring sessions by preparing questions and list of topics they would like to discuss (depending on the person, this may vary between 20-40 minutes).

Two mentoring sessions between you and your mentor are mandatory, although we of course encourage you to make the most out of this opportunity to set up more meetings at your own discretion! (From our experience, the mentoring sessions are typically between 45-60 minutes long.)

At the end of the programme, you will be required to reflect on your journey and development by writing a report. It is a great opportunity to take a step back, look at your achievements and of course plan ahead. (We advise to set aside 2-3 hours to finish the report).

Will the programme take place online or offline?
The official launch of the programme and the closing event of the year will be held offline. The mentoring sessions between you and your mentor can take place either online or offline, depending on the preferences of both parties.

Can I choose my mentor myself?
WBN is responsible for pairing mentors with the mentees. You can express your interest in being mentored by a specific person, however our team cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to your preferred mentor.

Are you ready to start your journey with us? Apply here!

For mentors

We are looking for people who have a passion for helping students grow personally and professionally. If you would like to support our initiative by becoming a mentor, please get in touch!

How many mentees does a mentor have under their wings?
WBN would like programme to be as beneficial to all the parties involved as possible. Our mentors can choose whether they would like to mentor one or two mentees.

What are the benefits of being a mentor?
Personal satisfaction: Help students develop themselves and assist them through their journey of growth
Personal development: Through mentoring students you can enhance your interpersonal and communication skills
Giving back to the community: Expand your network while being the mentor of the university students you wish you had during your studies
Access to the Erasmus University Rotterdam talent pool: Connect with students from one of the best business universities of the world to find new talents, attract ambitious workforce
Official recognition on the WBN website and social media platforms: Use the opportunity to gain visibility and raise awareness about your personal brand and your company.

What is the time commitment?
WBN estimates the time devoted to the programme by a mentor to be 3-4 hours per mentee per month. It takes into account the preparation time before each mentoring session, the duration of two mentoring session as well as a feedback meeting with our team.

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