Are you a young earth scientist interested in a unique opportunity to shape your career? Are you an experienced geoscientist with the willingness to share your knowledge to help the new generation of geoscientists?

The European Federation of Geologists is proud to announce the launch of its International Mentoring Programme. The new international programme aims at creating an international informal network of geoscientists that will connect experienced geoscientists with the new generation of earth scientists. The mentees will benefit from the personalised guidance and support of their experienced mentors.

Post-Bachelors students and young professionals with less than 4 years of professional experience are invited to submit their applications to participate in this initiative. EFG also welcomes the applications of European Geologist title holders that want to share their knowledge and experience as mentors.

Over a fixed period of 9 months, the mentees will received targeted support from experienced professionals. This guidance will be based on the individual goals of the mentees. Examples of the mentor’s guidance include: feedback and support during the job application process; building up a network, development of a career strategy; introduction to informal knowledge and business networks; shadowing (participation in the professional life of the mentor).

Due to the international dimension of the programme, the use of electronic communication tools will be encouraged to keep mentees and mentors in touch. The cooperation will start with a webinar that introduces the programme’s goals and opportunities to both mentors and mentees. During their cooperation mentors and mentees will be accompanied by both the EFG office in Brussels, which coordinates the programme, and by the respective member association(s) at national level.

Find out more about the programme and how to apply here.