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Tilmeld E.1 Mentor

Thank you for being a part of Education Esbjerg’s mentoring programme

Being a mentor for a student is a highly rewarding and enriching experience. You gain insights into yourself and your own practices, and you may find yourself challenged and inspired.

As a mentor, you help discover and develop a student’s abilities and skills in relation to their career.

You are not a professional coach as a mentor, but rather someone who offers themselves, their knowledge, insights, and experiences. See the benefits other mentors have gained from participating in a program.


Contact with students who are curious about their future careers.

A network with the participating mentees and mentors.

Knowledge and professional tools to master the conversation and enhance the value of a network.

The opportunity to qualify Esbjerg as an attractive educational city and a city with extensive collaboration between businesses throughout Southwest Jutland and higher education institutions.

Gain insight into what a former mentor has gained from her mentor/mentee experience. Meet Diana Wehner Sundtoft, Semco:

As a mentor, you represent the business community of Southwest Jutland.

As a representative of your company, you invest your time, share your knowledge, and experience when guiding, coaching, and developing mentees. As part of the program, you will be equipped to take on the role of mentor. You will be provided with conversation tools and have the opportunity to network with other mentors at three networking meetings. It’s important that you are curious about your future mentee and the challenges they are facing.


What can one gain from E.1 Mentoring programme

The list is long! As a mentee, your mentor can provide you with insights into an industry you find interesting, explore job opportunities related to your education, offer advice on aspects like job hunting and CVs, expand your professional network, and many other things.

As a mentor, you can experience one-on-one guidance, the joy of helping a student through your expertise, expand your professional network, and much more.

How does E.1 Mentoring Programme proceed

The mentoring programme runs over 8 months and has a Kick-off every year in November. This is where you meet your mentor/mentee for the first time, and you are briefed on your roles. Throughout the program, all mentors and mentees meet 3 times – for the kick-off, mid-term workshop, and a joint closing event. The focus of these 3 events is on professionalism and/or networking.

Between these 3 events, you have 1:1 meetings with your mentor/mentee. You decide where and how often you want to meet. Our recommendation is 5 meetings spread over the 8 months.

Who will be my mentor/mentee?

When we match a mentor and mentee, we consider their education, industry, what the student wants guidance on, and what the mentor can provide guidance on.

Although we strive to find a mentor for everyone, there is a risk that there may not be a mentor who matches a mentees profile.

What expectations are there for me as a mentor?

We expect you, as a mentor, to be motivated and committed to providing guidance to a student about their career. A good mentor meets their mentee at eye level, provides their perspective on the mentee’s thoughts/issues based on their knowledge/experience, and challenges the mentee’s assumptions and thoughts.

It is not expected that you can answer all of the mentee’s questions. If there’s something you don’t know, you can, for example, research it or connect your mentee with a colleague/contact who can assist them.

Who are the other mentors/mentees?

Mentors come from local businesses in South and Southwest Jutland. They can be from both public and private sector organizations, and from large as well as small companies/organizations.

Mentees come from the 5 higher education institutions in Esbjerg: UC Syd, Erhvervsakademi Sydvest, Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Syddansk Universitet, Aalborg Universitet. There are many different reasons why a mentee joins the mentoring programme, but common to all is the desire to gain insight into themselves and their careers. Mentees are typically halfway through or close to completing their studies when they join the mentorings programme.

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