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IMC Mentoring Programme: Great vibes at the kick-off event

14 volunteer mentors and 16 selected mentees get to know each other

The kick-off meeting of our first Mentoring Programme took place on Friday, 11 October 2019. The goal of the programme is to provide individual career orientation for our students.

Die Mentor*innen und Mentees freuen sich beim Kick-off Meeting auf eine spannende Zeit.

The mentors and mentees look forward to an exciting time at the kick-off meeting.

Support for the career start

The IMC Mentoring Programme strengthens the IMC network, connects graduates with students and is an additional service provided by the university.

The programme is intended to facilitate the career entry phase or career reorientation for students in their final year.

14 volunteer mentors and 16 selected mentees

The mentors Gabriel Brandstetter, Christina Draxler, Ruth Gabler-Schachermayr, Claudia Glück, Hermann Gruber, Christoph Gschier, Gerald Jahodinsky, Stefan Pfeffer, Maximilian Reiter, Andreas Schachenhuber, Florian Wille and 16 selected mentees met in the atmospheric setting of the IMC Gozzoburg Waffensaal to get to know each other personally and find the right "tandem".

Birgit Beham, Lukas Wieser and Stefan Pühringer – also mentors – sent video messages to the prospective mentees.

Experience in different fields

The mentors are successful IMC alumni – most of them even Alumni Awardees – who have volunteered for this programme.

They are either self-employed, run a company, hold management positions or have only worked for about five years. They work in various industries at home and abroad, but they all have one thing in common: They pass on their knowledge and experience to our students to help them start their careers.

Our bachelor degree programmes in business kick off the programme

This year's mentees come from the bachelor degree programmes Betriebswirtschaft für das Gesundheitswesen, Export-oriented Management, Tourism and Leisure Management and Unternehmensführung. The students were excellently prepared for the interview with their potential mentors.

The programme will be rolled out this academic year for the Department of Business and will subsequently be implemented for the other departments as well.

Successful first contact

At the "Speed Dating" – a 10-minute meeting – the atmosphere was so good that some mentors came to the conclusion that they even would like to coach two or more mentees.

After the cosy get-together, intensive networking continued and everyone agreed that there was going to be an exciting time ahead.

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