Mentorship program 2023 for master students
Are you a master student in Gothenburg? We are looking for you! This fall we at Smartr will start a mentorship program dedicated to helping women and non-binary students who want to accelerate their careers within data and AI. Men interested in learning more about gender equality are also welcome.
If you would like to expand your network in the field, talk to working professionals about your upcoming career and discuss topics ranging from equality in the workplace to how to manage your first job interview, then don’t hesitate to register your interest below! Did we mention that it is completely free of charge? We hope to meet you this fall.
How it works
The one-to-one sessions will occur in between the big group events both during fall and spring. The mentee decides how often these meetings occur, maybe the mentee wants to increase the frequency as graduation approaches - a time that often leads to thoughts and questions about what lies next. These sessions are a chance for the mentor and the mentee to discuss topics that are relevant for the mentee in a private setting. It could be over a lunch, a walk or a coffee. The mentees interests drive the topics, but suggestions are also provided.
The big group evenings are hosted by Smartr and occur six times over the year, including a kickoff and final celebratory event to wrap-up the program. All mentors and mentees are invited and get to meet the bigger community and expand their networks. These evenings include food, drinks and talks from interesting speakers on topics related to what it´s like to work in the data and AI-field, and more general on perspectives on the professional life. Many of the topics covered will be from a gender equality viewpoint. Below is a preliminary schedule for the events.
|Date||Big Group Event|
|13 Sep||Kickoff! All mentorship participants meet and get to know each other, through program presentations|
|27 Sep||Presentation on Diversity and Inclusion and an interatctive networking session.|
|November||How can daily work and careers in data and AI look like?|
|January||How can your CV be updated to make it stronger?|
|March||We look at the job seraching process and how to prepare for it. A panel of a data & AI professionals talk about their experience. What do companies look for in a candidate?|
|May||Wrap-up: A final event to celebrate and conclude the mentorship program.|
Who the mentors are
Why this is important to us
The application window closes on the 10th of September.