Become a mentor
Photo: Bjarke MacCarthy
About CBS Mentoring Programme
CBS Mentoring Programme is an international offer to students at CBS. More than 130 mentors and 375 mentees representing more than 60 nationalities participated in CBS Mentoring Programme 2019/2020. They either participated in a group or individual mentoring relationships. The programme is primarily aimed at bachelor students in their final year and graduate students.
We value openness, perspective, and diversity. The goal is to prepare the students for the choices and transitions they will face regarding their career.
As mentor you can, among others, contribute to:
- Clarification of the students’ wishes and opportunities
- Understanding of the expectations to roles, labour market, and workplace
- Understanding of the importance of a healthy work-life balance and life-long learning
- Readiness for career and for change
Before you apply to become a mentor, we recommend that you read this page to become prepared for filling out the application.
Benefits for you as mentor
As a mentor, you get an opportunity to give something valuable back to CBS and the next generation. At the same time, you can gain new perspective. Being a mentor contributes to personal development for you and your mentee(s).
We offer you:
- A tool-based workshop, sparring, and material that will equip you to the role as mentor
- Development and growth with one mentee or a small group of mentees
- New knowledge and inspiration
- Experience in development of groups and individuals at in-person or virtual meetings
- To become part of a professional network and receive invitations to events with professional content
Who can be a mentor
- Everyone with an academic degree such as a master’s degree, PhD, an MBA, or a Master from CBS can apply to become a mentor in the programme. You must also have a minimum of two-five years of relevant professional experience.
- Everyone with an academic degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from CBS can also apply to become a mentor. However, we expect you to have relevant, longer and practical experience on a higher level.
- You should be highly motivated to share both professional and personal experiences, be open, and contribute to the students’ development, understanding, and career readiness
- You must be fluent in spoken English
Your role as mentor
As mentor, you contribute to preparing the coming generation for a labour market characterised by changes. To ensure that both you and your mentee(s) get the optimal out of the programme, we expect you to be aware of your role and responsibility:
- You must participate in a tool-based workshop
- You are motivated and have a desire to contribute to the students’ development
- You contribute on a volunteer basis and spend the required time to complete the programme in a satisfying manner
- You will be planning content, facilitating, and hold minimum four mentoring sessions from November 2020 to May 2021
- You must provide a physical or virtual place to meet up with your mentees. If you are mentoring a group of mentees, we recommend you to arrange for meetings at your work place in Copenhagen. However, it has to be in accordance with health recommendations
- You must be fluent in spoken English
Before you to apply to become mentor
Before you send your application to become a mentor you should consider the following:
- Do you want to be mentor for one mentee or for a small group?
- Can you set aside the required time for mentoring between November 2020 – May 2021?
- What experience and competencies can you contribute with (profession, areas, interests, passion)?
- What is your motivation for participating?
- What do you expect to contribute with?
- Professional photo and a short introduction of yourself to be used in an online mentor catalogue
Application process for CBS Mentoring Programme 2020/2021
This year, we again expect to admit 130 mentors and 400 students to the CBS Mentoring Programme. The need may change due to the current situation with coronavirus and the restrictions it may incur. It may affect the possibility to carry through group mentoring sessions. It is important to us to ensure diversity, relevant competencies, and understanding of the future workplace among our mentors, and of course meet the demand from students. Therefore, it is not all applicants who will be selected and later matched with mentees.
All applicants will receive a personal response from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to become mentor
You can apply to become a mentor in CBS Mentoring Programme 2020/2021 between 17 June and 17 August 2020. Please click on the link below to sign up to receive an email with a link for the application form. Please be aware it might take a few days for you to receive a link to the application form from email@example.com.
All applications are handled confidentially. Our mentoring agreement does not involve your employer, only you.
If you have questions for the CBS Mentoring Programme, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.