The mentoring trajectory for postdocs is meant to support young academics in their career planning.
The mentoring is a one to one interaction between an experienced academic (mentor) and a less experienced one (mentee). It is a nonhierarchical relationship. Mentor and mentee are meeting each other on a regular basis and exchange experiences. Mentoring = intensive role-model learning.
Advantages for the mentee are: career progression, job satisfaction, increased self-esteem, personal development, and a broader network.
The duration of the mentoring trajectory is one to two years. Selection of mentees and matching of mentees and mentors is done by a steering committee. New mentees have started in 2017-2018 and the current trajectory will continue during academic year 2018-2019.
More information: Bie Nielandt.