Mentorship programmes at KI
Mentorship programmes can prove valuable to both mentors and mentees on a professional as well as a personal level. The relationship is to be reciprocal.
Networks, professional or non-professional, can also offer great possibilities to find your own mentor. Do not hesitate to ask a person you admire if he or she would like to mentor you - they might say yes. Together, you both agree upon a framework for the relationship, define how often you should meet, what topics you think you will discuss, and the expectations you both have on the outcome.
Why should you join a mentorship programme?
- Networking possibilities
- Get to know an experienced person within the field you have an interest in
- Ask all the questions you have about possible career paths
- You are curious, ambitious and motivated and want to learn and improve your career opportunities
- Mentors often generously share their knowledge and experiences and give time to mentees and guide them down paths that the mentors themselves have walked
Here are several resources regarding mentorship that exist at KI.
Official Mentor for PhD students
Are you a Doctoral student? You should have a mentor. Who can be a mentor? How do you choose your mentor? How often should mentor and mentee meet and who will take the initiative?
The purpose of the mentor-mentee relation is that an external mentor will work as a bridge from the doctoral student to the world outside the direct research environment, as well as being a personal asset for discussions without being involved in the student's projects.
More information about Mentorship for PhD students on the KI staff portal.
Alumni Mentor Pool
KI's alumni office has an ongoing talent pool of KI alumni who are willing to be mentors.
Students Are you searching a mentor? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your needs.
Alumni Do you want to be a mentor? Join our alumni pool >> Contact us at email@example.com
Doctoral Student Association
Details coming soon.
Women in Science
Women in Science is an organization dedicated to providing women in Sweden who are interested in science with tools and resources to help them achieve their goals in both career and private life. Those goals may involve advancement in their careers, improving independence, running their own business, or other. We host events and sub-projects such as workshops, seminars, mentor programs and much more to be announced.
Junior Faculty Mentorship Programme
The KI Junior Faculty Mentorship Programme was established by the KI Junior Faculty Equality Focus Group, in 2019.
During the first year, a total of 62 mentor-mentee pairs across KI departments were matched. The mentorship programme included a virtual midterm seminar, and a final virtual closing event.
The Equality Focus Group is working with KI Career Service and the KI Office for Leadership and Organizational Development, for the planning of a sustainable long-term mentorship programme that is available for all Junior Faculty researchers at Karolinska Institutet.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
BioN - the Biomedicine Network
BioN - the Biomedicine Network provides a holistic approach to networking, with the aim of connecting talent from the Biomedicine, Bioentrepreneurship and Toxicology programmes at Karolinska institutet with stakeholders from the life sciences.
For more information, visit BioN's FB page.
Framtidsnätet is a one-year mentorship programme with the purpose of helping Life Science students at KI define career goals, widen their professional network and provide them with a great opportunity of personal development. Framtidsnätet is part of BioN. For more information, visit BioN's web page or go to Framtidsnätet's LinkedIn page.
KI's HR department offers managers and leaders at KI development opportunities through mentoring programs.
Both academic and administrative leaders are welcome, and though the majority of the program is currently in Swedish, English mentoring pairs can be made.
More information about the program for managers and leaders can be found on the Swedish page. English resources are under development.
M4R aim is to create Europe’s most highly regarded mentor program for researchers from universities.
The idea of Mentor4Research is to:
- help ensure that more research results are faster commercialised in Sweden
- be a natural part of the participating universities’ offering to researchers
- support the personal development of the researchers and make researchers more attractive
Biomedicine/Toxicology Mentorship Programme
The Mentorship programme (MP) is a one-year mentorship program, jointly organized by the Biomedicinska Utbildnings Sektionen (BUS) and the Doctoral Students Association (DSA), within Medicinska Föreningen at KI. The initiative is run by the Mentorship Work Group (MWG).
Within the programme, a mentor is matched with a mentee. A mentee is a first year Biomedicine/Toxicology master student, seeking for academic and professional guidance. A mentor is a PhD student affiliated at KI, willing to share their perspective and feedback, tailored to the student's specific needs.
The application period opens in October for mentors and in November for mentees.
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