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“KaWirMento – Career Paths into the Business Sector” (in German only) – call is open until 15 Nov 2019

8bd5e30bfa471e48407cb8346648d5f5The Department of Cooperation and Innovation in close cooperation with the four Graduate Schools (GAUSS, GFA, GGG, GSGG) has launched the next round of the mentoring program “KaWirMento – Career Paths into the Business Sector”. The call will close on the 15 November 2019apply here. Please note that the mentoring program is in GERMAN ONLY.

KaWirMento is a one-year program consisting of three elements:

  • One-to-one mentoring: During the entire program each participant will be accompanied by a mentor – a manager of an (regional) enterprise. The mentor will consult the mentees concerning career entries and perspectives for the future career.
  • Qualification workshop: In a concomitant training program mentees will take part in workshops on career planning.
  • Networking: In further events (e.g. expert lunches) participants have the possibility to inform themselves about career perspectives and build up networks.

The schedule for the upcoming round is available here as well as a list of participating companies so far. For further information on this mentoring program, please check out the KaWirMento Webpage.

Application process
The call is open from 15 Oct to 15 Nov 2019 and the online application can be accessed via this webpage. Interviews are scheduled for Dec 2019 and the matching of mentees and mentors will take place in Jan/Feb 2020 before the program will start in March 2020. For participation in the programme fluent German skills are required.

Financial contribution
Program fee: 80,-€ (covers coffee/tea in workshops and catering at events. It does not cover lunches etc. during the self-organized peer meetings).

Target Group
KaWirMento is a mentoring program for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral reseachers of all Göttingen Campus’ Faculties who are interested in a career in the private sector. If you have already gained experience in the private sector (internships etc.) this is helpful for your application. All applicants are required to have a good command of the German language.