Take part in Åbo Akademi University’s mentorship program CareerContact 2023!

Take part in Åbo Akademi University’s mentorship program CareerContact 2023!

Åbo Akademi University has since May 2022 organized the mentorship program CareerContact for international master’s students at ÅAU. The aim of the program is to help the students to learn more about Finnish working life and work culture, expand their networks and identify their strengths with the help of a mentor.

During last year’s mentorship program, Daniel Valtakari and Shujun Liang became a mentor-student pair, and they were both positively surprised on how the mentorship experience turned out.

“Daniel has been a really good mentor. He has always encouraged me and helped me to feel more confident”, Liang says. “I have gained a lot of cultural knowledge and received help in planning my career.”

According to Valtakari, being a mentor has felt meaningful. “I wanted give Shujun enough information so she can see what doors there are to be opened. It feels nice to know that I have had a small part in her personal journey and future success.”

We are now looking for mentors for the next mentorship program that will start in Spring 2023.

If you are interested in sharing your professional experiences and supporting young people in the beginning of their careers in Finland, please fill in the application form by 19.2. The application period for mentors is ongoing and by filling out this form, you are not yet binding yourself to becoming a mentor. In case you have any questions, please send a message to careercontact@abo.fi or read more about the mentorship program on https://www.abo.fi/careercontact/

Photo: Pekka Tenhonen, ÅAU
Text: Fanny Bergman, ÅAU