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Become a mentor to a student

Published: 17 June 2021

Luleå University of Technology runs a mentorship program where students get a mentor in working life. The program started in 2011 and has since grown in size. In this year's round, which starts in September 2022, we are looking for mentors for our students. Do you want to be a mentor or do you know someone who would be suitable? Register interest now - the application is open!

The mentorship program aims to facilitate the transition from student life to working life. During a school year, the student gets an experienced, professional person to share their thoughts and reflections with. The mentorship also highlights the breadth of industries that exist in the region and gives the student an expanded network, which can contribute to more people staying after their studies.

We strive to try to match the students' needs and wishes with the mentor's experiences and knowledge.

- Areas we are primarily looking for mentors in are people with experience and competence in graphic design and engineers with a focus on architecture, house construction, community building, urban planning and construction, says Emma Lidström project manager Mentorship program at Luleå University of Technology.

The next round starts in September 2022 and runs until May 2023.

This is how the mentors think about the Mentorship Program

Why should you become a mentor?

  • In his role as a mentor, you get the opportunity to share your experiences and knowledge and help another person to develop.
  • You get the opportunity to network with both students and mentors in the joint mentoring meetings.
  • You get an insight into what is happening at Luleå University and how the programs look.
  • You get a great opportunity for recruitment to their own company.
  • You get a chance to reflect on your own goals and aspirations, through mutual discussions on personal and professional development.

What is expected of you as a mentor?

  • You are expected to meet with your mentee at 6 times during the program and happy to participate in the joint meetings.
  • You encourage, support and act as a sounding board for your mentee. You are not expected to have all the answers, but you can help your mentee to see their situation from several angles.

If you have questions about the program's layout or other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



Linda Ljungberg, Project Manager

Organisation: VSS-SSR, Professional Support