Become a mentee
Having a mentor is a huge part of being successful. Yet, finding one is only the first step and does not have to be an endgame. It is an ongoing process that consists of relationship building and self-reflection.
Why should I become a mentee at EntryPoint?
By taking part in the EntryPoint programme as a mentee, you will meet and connect with business or academia professionals, and learn first-hand about the Finnish working life and business culture.
EntryPoint helps international talents in the capital area increase self-awareness and boost confidence in order to reach their full potential.
This is your chance to:
- build a long-lasting relationship and share international know-how with your mentor,
- expand your professional network in Finland and learn about the Finnish job market,
- sharpen your cross-cultural communication skills,
- gain more self-awareness and other relevant knowledge to navigate your career story,
- learn how to run a successful job search,
… and so much more!
While the programme gives you access to networking and other tools to establish yourself in the Finnish job market, its purpose is not to offer, or guarantee, your employment.
How long will the commitment take?
Time investment for mentee is around 14-16 hours over 4-5 months. It is recommended that a mentee and mentor meet 1:1 at least four times. In addition, there will be four collective meetings with all program participants.
How can my mentor help me?
At EntryPoint, it is the mentee who leads the mentoring process. Ideally, your mentor would step in after you have done 90% of the work and help your overcome the obstacle that gets you to 100%.
You need to be proactive and clear about what you want to achieve, while being responsible for timely sharing it with your mentor.
As mentorship is not just a teacher-student relationship, it is good to remember that you can add value to your mentor on so many levels as well.
What is my role as an EntryPoint mentee?
To ensure positive results, we encourage you as a mentee:
- To be an active and engaged participant in both mentoring relationship and group activities,
- To stay in touch regularly with both your mentor and program coordinator throughout the round,
- To know your needs/goals, be committed and reliable,
- To give back as much as you get,
- To share your own experiences on your home country’s markets and business cultures with mentor(s),
- To attend all collective meetings.
What kind of support will I get from the organisers?
Before meeting your mentor, you will take part in a mentee orientation session to deep dive into your role and responsibilities as a mentee.
Throughout the whole interaction with your mentor, the program coordinator remains your go-to person to address your questions and concerns.
I still have questions!
You can contact our EntryPoint Programme coordinator Marina Ponomareva: