EntryPoint supports and encourages international students and recent graduates to govern their own learning and self-knowledge so that they can optimize their potential. As a mentee you’ll be able to meet business professionals with international experience and learn first-hand about working life and culture in Finland and what businesses look for when they recruit. While the programme promotes networking and learning about the ways that they can improve their own positioning in the Finnish labor market, the purpose of the programme is not to provide, or guarantee, employment for the mentees.
EntryPoint Mentoring Programme continues with Startups and Scaleups in 2018. For more information, please visit Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce’s webpage.
How mentees benefit
As mentees, international students and recent graduates who take part in the EntryPoint programme will have the chance to build their professional networks and learn about the Finnish labor market and culture. They will also develop their skills of self-assessment and gain relevant knowledge to support their career planning. During the mentoring process, both mentees and mentors will also be able to share their international know-how.
As a mentee you will:
- build professional networks and learn about the Finnish labor market
- develop your skills of self-assessment and gain knowledge to support your career planning
- get to work on your job-seeking skills
Read how EntryPoint 2017 mentee Alice has experienced her journey:
“An exciting start with EntryPoint Mentoring Program”
“Hunt for Finnish labour market know-how and the best coffee shop in town”
Who can be a mentee
Mentees must be international students who have recently graduated or will graduate soon from universities or universities of applied sciences in Helsinki Metropolitan Area. EntryPoint Mentoring Programme is based on voluntary participation, there are no enrolment fees. Mentees must be fluent in English.
EntryPoint mentees are:
- Dedicated international talents who seek better integration into Finnish society by expanding their professional networks in Finland
- Committed participants in both mentoring pair meetings and collective meetings
- Active questioners and listeners who desire to get to know Finland better and to learn more about Finnish professional life
- Creative and collaborative talents who pursue growth in both personal and professional life
- International students who desire to add value to the internationalization in Finland by means of sharing own local knowledge with others
- Potential future leaders who will turn challenges into opportunities
Mentees are expected:
- to share their own experiences on their home country’s markets and business cultures with mentors
- to attend all agreed meetings
The time commitment from mentees is around 15-21 hours. It is recommended that mentor and mentee meet one-to-one at least five times. In addition to one-to-one meetings there will be three collective meetings with all the mentors and mentees.
Programme’s aim is not to provide, or guarantee, employment for the mentees.