Promoting Female Talents
mentorING has existed since 2002, making it the oldest and one of the most successful mentoring programs at TUM. It supports female students with the orientation on the labor market as well as personal and professional development. The focus of the business-oriented program is the development of a reliable professional network as well as their personal and professional development of mentees. To that end, more than 60 renowned companies from the Munich region have already sent mentors. Workshops and trainings additionally offer the opportunity to discuss current professional issues. MentorING starts each winter semester.
“The contact with the participating companies has helped me to gain a better overview of my possibilities for the start of my career” – Annika Laqua, class of 2016/17
The program is based on four pillars:
- One-on-one mentoring: mentors of partner companies advise and support the participating students in their life, study and career planning over a year. Every mentee is accompanied by a personal mentor who corresponds to her study-field and her professional goals.
- Professional qualification: all participants complete a diverse seminar and training program. Topics include life and career planning, leadership competences and work-life-balance. A special feature of the program is the application training in which human resource managers of partner companies practice interviews with the mentees and give practical tips for the application process and interviews.
- Networking: mentorING introduces the participants into a professional and study-relevant network. The contact to mentees is just as important and sustainable for career advancement as the contact to mentors from participating companies. The program actively supports and encourages network-building through joint events.
- Personal Development: Mentors’ advice helps the mentees to reflect personal strengths and opportunities. Therefore, professional and personal goals can be defined realistically.
TUM International GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of the Technical University Munich is acting as an interface for the mentorING program. The concept of mentorING was developed and is carried out in cooperation with Cross Consult GbR. The implementation of the program is currently supported by ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH, eSolve AG, General Electric Global Research, W.L. Gore & Associates, Intel, Knorr-Bremse and Stadtwerke München.
Phone: 089 20000 548-13