Applications for Alumni Mentoring for the Academic Year 2020/2021 Are Open Until October 2.
Alumni Mentoring is a process of passing on experiences, knowledge and skills based on a professional relationship between two people. The mentor (FIR graduate) professionally develops the mentee (student or young graduate) and helps him to find his or her potentiality and lead the right direction. Mentee is interested in active development and wants to discover the best use of their skills.
As a mentee, do you want to:
- establish a relationship with a professional?
- get to know yourself, your potentiality and abilities?
- gain motivation for further development?
- develop and gain new experiences?
- get an idea of how different fields work?
- professionally prepare for the change of transition to practice?
Register to the Alumni Mentoring program!
Any student of the 3rd year of the FIR Bachelor’s study, an FIR Master’s student or an FIR graduate who graduated within 3 years can become a mentee.
Applications are open until October 2, 2020. Part of the application process is the completion of a matching questionnaire, cover letter and CV.
How Did Former Mentees Evaluate Alumni Mentoring?
Mentoring meetings in our mentoring pair took place in a friendly form. My mentor and I met about once a month in a cafe and we had a nice chat every time. I always went to the mentoring meeting prepared and brought my notes with bullet points. There is nothing worse than realizing on the way home what I forgot to say.
Eliška Hronová, a 1st-year student of International Business
My mentor really was an expert in his field! We were paired on the basis of common interests and especially the profession that unites us both. My mentor had many years of experience in this field, which he was willing to pass on to me. We debated about the joys of the field, as well as the obstacles that one has to overcome on the thorny career path. In the end, the whole program moved me not only professionally, but also personally. Thank you very much for participating in the Alumni Mentoring program!
Lucie Kubová, a 2nd-year student of the International Politics and Diplomacy program
Alumni Mentoring helped to develop self-realization, a reflection on my current career thinking and very high-quality contact from many FIR graduates. Thanks to the program, I re-evaluated my priorities and even found a great job that I really enjoy.
Marek Pokorný, a 2nd-year student of International Business.
And What Did Our Mentors Say?
The role of a mentor was a new role for me, which I had to gradually learn with my great mantee Karolína. What is expected from me, to what extent to guide and direct my mentee, to what extent I should listen and guide her study and life plans. I appreciate this experience and firmly believe that this program will continue, for the benefit of all involved.
Mariana Čapková, Chairwoman of the Committee on Education, Prague City Council and an FIR graduate.
It was a pleasant new experience to be a mentor and part of the Alumni mentoring program. I enjoyed that I can help students in their career experiences and ultimately help them in both work and personal life.
Eduard Hájek, Finance, Controlling & Tax Director, UNICAPITAL N.V., branch plant and an FIR graduate
The Alumni program was, and I hope will continue to be, a great opportunity for me to re-establish cooperation with my alma mater after a long period of time. The opportunity to pass on both my professional and life experiences, as well as a confrontation with the views of today’s students and graduates, is definitely meaningful, informative and fulfilling. Meeting other mentors is also very nice and beneficial. Training others but also telling pearls of wisdom is my favourite thing :-), so it was not difficult for me. What probably surprised me the most was how much I had to clarify with myself when I was explaining my thoughts and advice to my mentee. The given context is simply different from a professional meeting or an interview or a conversation with friends, it forces a person to think things through and formulate very prudently.
Martin Moravec, businessman/private investor and an FIR graduate
Read how did the first year go here.
More information about the Alumni Mentoring program.