Our mentors are leading experts in their respective STEMM field who have a proven track record of outstanding accomplishments. Mentors are not only distinguished through formal education (e.g., a MS or PhD), but also professional achievements (e.g., international publications, patents, inventions). Practicing scientists, professors, researchers, and developers are just some of the examples of exceptional individuals who regularly volunteer their time to share their knowledge, experience, and passion for their STEMM field. In addition to inspiring the next generation of STEMM leaders, mentors have the opportunity to network with one another by being part of the Global Talent Mentoring community.
Through Global Talent Mentoring, mentors can also cultivate mentoring skills with professionally developed and administered mentoring training, feedback, and participation certificates.
Distinctive STEMM Expertise
Mentors are leading experts in their respective STEMM field. They have demonstrated this expertise firstly through formal education, typically having earned a graduate-level tertiary degree (e.g., a PhD). Secondly, mentors are active researchers or developers in their respective STEMM disciplines (e.g., in a university research or corporate R&D capacity), as evidenced through, for example, international publications, patents, or outstanding professional accomplishments in a STEMM field.
Mentors should be committed to offering long-term support to their respective mentee. We therefore ask that mentors be open to volunteering for a longer period, ideally for several years, but at least for one year. Mentors should also be ready to spend approximately 30 minutes per week with their respective mentee. Mentors are, of course, free to invest more time mentoring and networking on the platform. The 30 minutes is a rough minimum expectation and does not need to be spent in one block of time.
As Global Talent Mentoring is a global program, mentors are likely to be matched with mentees from other countries or even continents. Therefore, English is the only language used and mentors should be able to effectively communicate in English.
Global Talent Mentoring vets all interested mentor applicants before accepting them as participants. This vetting process includes confirmation of the validity of their profile and no criminal background.