Career Planning Support: Application Period for the TANDEM Mentoring Program Opening in August




Gitta Doebert

Stellv. Leitung IGaD, TANDEMdok, Diversity Strategie


+49 241 80 96563



Since 2002, the TANDEM Mentoring Program has been open to dedicated and well-qualified students (from the 4th semester of study) and doctoral candidates from all disciplines. The program seeks to further develop the participants' competencies and and supports them in their career planning activities.


In the one-year mentoring period, each participant is matched with a mentor from business or academia. In conversations and joint activities with their mentor, the mentees reflect on and define their personal and professional goals and develop individual career strategies.

The mentees will also participate in soft skills training sessions on self-marketing, career path planning, communication skills, conflict management, and others, to further improve general confidence and decision making.

Informal networking activities and evening discussion forums promote exchange between the participants. The exchange between people who are varied in experience and backgrounds helps to develop the potential of the individual mentees as well as that of the entire group.

The program is offered by the Gender and Diversity Management Team at RWTH Aachen University.

The application period for the upcoming 12th round of the program is open between August 20 and September 14, 2012.