Mentoring Programme

The Mentoring programme of the School of Economics and Management of the Forlì Campus is a project based on the methodology of training and work orientation through the guided relationship between a Senior with more experience (the Mentor), who is already part of the world of work, and a Junior (the Mentee) in the second year of a Master's degree.

Through coaching and discussion, the Mentee will receive support and guidance for their future academic and / or professional choices. In the long term both Mentor and Mentee will benefit from this service which also aims to strengthen the Alumni network.
The main objective of this Project is precisely to create a community of professionals in constant contact, united by a sense of belonging to the Forlì Campus, so that every relationship developed within the Mentoring Project can be maximized.


The Project includes from 3 to 6 meetings, face to face or remotely / online depending on the Mentor's work availability and the number of students assigned to him / her, which in any case will not exceed 4 students per academic year. The relationship between Mentor and Mentee is managed independently by the two subjects and it will be the students' responsibility to contact the Mentors, scheduling the meetings carefully and flexibly, respecting the deadlines of the Project itself.


The Mentor, who is an alumnus of our Forlì campus, will help the Mentees, regardless of their specific job occupation, to understand, by way of example, which are the transversal skills most requested by the world of work, what are the profiles most sought after professionals, which attitudes and behaviors are particularly appreciated in the job interview, how an effective CV is structured.


Below, therefore, you will find some arguments for comparison, which may represent guidelines to be used to make your meetings profitable:

GUIDING TOPICS FOR MENTOR AND MENTEE

1. Importance of the acquisition and consolidation of specific transversal professional skills (use of Excel, vocational programs, etc.);
2. Importance of the acquisition and consolidation of language skills;
3. Tips for writing an effective resume and motivational / cover letter;
4. Suggestions for a recruitment-oriented use of social platforms (for example, Linkedin)
5. Role of the spirit of entrepreneurship and proactivity in building one's career;
6. How to face a job interview (for example, dress code and self-presentation);
7. Professional profiles most sought after by companies and the job market, for faster job placement.

 

 

Advantages for the Mentor

The programme allows the Mentor  to develop their leadership and communication skills, keeping alive a two-way relationship with their University and the community of the students who are going to take their second-cycle degree, in a continuous and consistent way and providing prestige and visibility to their professional profile.

Mentors can be professionals in the upward phase of their career, namely having had a structured experience in companies or other organisations, preferably for no more than 5 years.

Advantages for the Mentee

The Mentoring relationship offers Mentees the opportunity to interact with Alumni who are permanently employed in the world of work, through coaching and dialogue. The main objective is to acquire support and guidance for future academic and professional career decisions, which will be made with greater awareness.

Students enrolled in the second year of the Master's degree programme in Economics and Business, Economics and Management and Management for social economy can become Mentees.

Common goal

The long-term goal of this service is also to strengthen the Alumni network and create a community of professionals in permanent contact, so that each relationship within the programme provides maximum value for both people involved. The relationship between Mentor and Mentee will be managed independently by the two.

Joining the programme implies signing up to the code of ethics and conduct: https://www.unibo.it/en/university/who-we-are/ethical-code-of-behaviour