Mentoring

EFG International Mentoring Programme


EFG is pleased to announce the launch of its international mentoring programme and invites interested young earth scientists to submit their applications. EFG also welcomes the application of interested European Geologist title holders (EurGeols) as mentors.

This new international programme will support post-Bachelor students and young professionals with less than 4 years of professional experience and aims at creating an international informal network of geoscientists capable of providing guidance and support to other geoscientists.

Over a fixed period of 9 months, the mentees will receive advice and targeted support from experienced professionals, according to their individual goals. Examples include:

  • feedback and support during the job application process;
  • building up a network, transfer of contacts;
  • development of a career strategy;
  • introduction to informal knowledge and business networks;
  • shadowing (participation in the professional life of the mentor).

The cooperation will start with a webinar that will introduce the programme’s goals and opportunities to mentees and mentors. The webinar will also offer the possibility to interact via a live chat function. Due to the international dimension of the programme, electronic communication tools will be encouraged to keep mentees and mentors in touch. In addition, EFG’s membership associations will approach the participants whenever possibilities for face-to-face meetings arise at national level.

For the duration of their cooperation, mentees and mentors will be accompanied by the EFG office in Brussels which coordinates the programme and by the respective member association(s) at national level.

15 February 2018:           Deadline for application;

February/March 2018:   Project Steering Group matches mentees with mentors;

1 April 2018:                      Start of the mentoring support;

31 December 2018:         End of the first season of the mentoring programme.

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Are you a member of one of EFG’s 26 national associations?
  • Are you a post-Bachelor student in the field of geosciences or a young professional with less than 4 years of professional experience?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFG International Mentoring Programme!

The participation in the programme amounts to 150€. EFG offers free participation to 10 persons from 10 different countries, following the principle first come, first served.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  • To participate, please fill in the following application form by 15 February 2018.
  • In addition, please send a scan of your ID card or passport, as well as a scan of your university diploma to the EFG office at info.efg@eurogeologists.eu.
  • The application fee will be due once we have matched mentees and mentors. You will then receive an invoice from the EFG Office.

 

CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • Are you an EurGeol title holder?
  • Do you accept to support the EFG mentoring programme on voluntary basis from April to December 2018?

Then you are eligible to participate in the EFG International Mentoring Programme!

Note that the participation as a mentor will be recognised in your annual CPD report. Detailed information on this will be provided soon.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To participate, please fill in the following application form by 15 February 2018.

Learn more about the EFG Mentoring Programme in this short video!