Are you (almost) graduated and looking for a job? Do you need to soundboard with an experienced professional about opportunities and challenges on the labor market?
ECHO’s mentoring program is open to support you with professionals from different organizations. Want to know more? Read further!
The ECHO Mentoring Program links upcoming and starting professionals as mentees to experienced professionals as mentors. The aim of this program is twofold:
The program is designed for students who:
– Are in their graduation phase or have just graduated and are orienting themselves on the labor market;
– Are part of an underrepresented group, with a specific focus on Dutch students with a ‘non-western’ background;
– Are available in the period December 2022-June 2023.
Are you exploring the labor market but unsure if you can participate in the program (because, e.g., you graduated a while ago or are considering new career moves)? Contact us to explore the possibilities about your participation in the program.
*ECHO is aware of the changing context regarding the term non-Western, (click here for ECHO’s definition for non-Western). Do you doubt whether you meet the selection criteria? Please feel free to contact us via email@example.com
In the period December 2022 – June 2023 on average 15 hours, excluding preparation and travel time.
Information sessions (2 hours): Online via Zoom
Sign-up for an information session via this application form.
During the program there will be four meetings:
|Introductory meeting- mentees October/ November 2022||Introductory meeting (1.5 hour): Online via Zoom We will be meeting online via zoom to get to know you and your peers for the mentoring program.|
|Kick- off meeting- mentees and mentors December 2022 3:00 –||Kick-off meeting (2 hours): physical location During the Kick-off meeting we meet with all participating mentors and mentees. We will tell you more about the mentoring program and take you through how diversity and inclusion can be shaped in a professional context. Afterwards there is still room to get to know your mentor more closely and the first appointments will be scheduled.|
|Intervision meeting- mentees and mentors February 2023||Intervision meeting (1.5 hour): physical location During the intervision meeting, you and your mentor and fellow mentors and mentees from the relevant organization will be present to discuss the progress of the mentoring program. * Final classification depends on the final link with your mentor and the associated organization.|
|Closing meeting- mentees and mentors June 2023||Closing meeting (2 hours): physical location The mentor program is concluded with your mentor and fellow participants within the specific organization to which you are linked. During the session we discuss the insights gained and we share our best learning moments. * Final classification depends on the final link with your mentor and the associated organization.|
|One-on-One meetings between mentor and mentee||In between the online plenary meetings, we ask you to schedule at least 1 individual appointment per month with your mentor. During these conversations, your learning objectives are central. The responsibility for this lies primarily with you as a mentee, whereby the mentor mainly offers support and guidance.|
ECHO has been asked to coordinate this program. If you want to participate in this mentoring program and are available in the period November 2022-June 2023, please register via the application form. For information, please contact Ruşen Koç or Anima Jhagroe-Ruissen, contact persons from ECHO: Rusen@echo-net.nl and Anima@echo-net.nl. The number of places is limited so act quickly. Priority will be given to students who are graduating in the year of 2022-2023 or have just graduated but have not yet found a job.
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