First mentoring programme for female students completed

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The mentoring programme for female students was launched for the first time in October 2023. On 12 June 2024, the 22 "tandems" celebrated the successful completion of the programme after 9 months. The starting signal for the second programme from October 2024 has been given.

The FH Salzburg promotes equal participation and equal opportunities in all dimensions of diversity. This also includes the promotion of women. The aim of the mentoring programme is to promote female careers and prepare female students for a successful career. To this end, they are provided with an experienced mentor as part of the programme. The mentees (= female students) meet regularly with their mentors over the course of an academic year. "They discuss topics such as career and personal development and support the students with their final thesis," explains initiator and project manager Ingrid Langthaler from the Career Service at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. Through the exchange, the students can benefit from the mentors’ expertise and network, define professional goals and gain new perspectives.

For FH Salzburg Rector and Managing Director Dominik Engel, the initiative is a further contribution towards equal opportunities: "The topic of promoting women is important to us at FH Salzburg. I am therefore very pleased that we are able to offer this programme to our female students. I would also like to thank the mentors in particular for the valuable time, knowledge and experience they contribute. We are proud that the programme has been so well received - we have had extremely positive feedback. We are therefore all the more pleased that we will be continuing the programme in the next academic year."

New launch in the coming academic year

A total of 22 mentoring pairs - 22 female students and 22 female mentors - were formed in the past academic year. On 12 June 2024, the graduation of the cohort was celebrated together and certificates were presented.

A new round of the mentoring programme for female students will start in October 2024. The programme is aimed at female Bachelor’s and Master’s students from all degree programmes who will graduate in the 2024/25 academic year.

Information on the mentoring programme at the FH Salzburg

Career services for students: The Career Centre prepares students for their entry into the professional world with workshops, coaching, individual CV checks and career advice. There is also a digital job platform with many job advertisements and annual job and career fairs such as "Contacta".