- Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The mentoring program offers…
- Coaching workshops for personal development
- Peer meetings with exchange of experiences in a confidential atmosphere
- Networking with female engineers from professional fields
- Impulses for shaping individual career paths
- Insights into career paths in industry and academia
- Tips for good self-marketing in a male-dominated professional environment.
Mentoring describes an open transfer of knowledge between an experienced person (mentor) and a learning person (mentee). Mentees who are in the process of their professional or other development enter into mentoring relationships with mentors who advise and support them in this development process.
Peer mentoring focuses on the group. The participants (peers) are at the same level in an organization or at a similar level of education. They advise and support each other in a professionalized setting.
In Mary-Walton-Mentoring, the focus is on peer mentoring, i.e. the group of participants and their communication with each other. The program also includes elements with experienced mentors in the form of social events. It is supplemented by further training with independent trainers.
The following modules are part of the program:
Mary Walton Mentoring is made up of three components: Advanced training, social events and peer meetings. This program is framed by a kick-off and a closing event. To the modules (see graphic above):
- In the two advanced training courses with external trainers, the topics of career development and networking are dealt with and communication and self-presentation are trained. Intensive work is done on personal goals and strategies as well as on one’s own presentation.
- The social events with representatives from the industry offer an opportunity to exchange experiences. They focus on topics such as dealing with career paths that are not straightforward, communication in male-dominated occupational fields, or the compatibility of family and career.
- The peer meetings focus on exchange and reflection. After a thematic impulse, we work with the method of collegial consultation. The goal is to work with peers on their own professionalization. Furthermore, the social events are prepared in the meetings, e.g. by collecting questions, and the further training courses are also reflected upon.
- Furthermore, there is the possibility of setting one’s own focus through an additional advanced training course in the program. Participants can attend a course offered by another university institution and have it credited to the program. The prerequisite for this is consultation with the project coordinator and that the chosen event fits in with the topics of career entry and career planning.
The Mary Walton Mentoring Programme is a regular offer of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for women in the Master’s programme. The application phase starts in late summer and the meetings and coaching sessions take place each winter semester.
The next application phase starts at the end of August 2022 – information will follow.
- You are a female student of a Master’s programme (MB, SEPM, UTMR/UI, MSS or LAP) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
- You still have at least one semester until your Master’s degree.
- You want to start your professional life well prepared and are willing to participate regularly in the events and get involved personally.
We look forward to receiving your application!
You are unsure whether the programme is something for you or maybe you still have questions that you would like to clarify personally?
Then feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The programme usually starts in the second week of the winter semester with the kick-off event. The social events and peer meetings, each lasting approximately two hours, take place over the course of the semester and their specific dates are agreed upon at the start of the programme. The training sessions are scheduled in advance.
Further information about the dates and the schedule will be announced via the associated Moodle course.
MWM in the winter semester 2022/2023:
Training 1: t.b.a.
Training 2: t.b.a.
- To receive a certificate, at least 70 per cent of the programme should be fulfilled.
- The programme is conducted in accordance with the applicable Corona regulations, i.e. appointments take place by arrangement online or in presence and, if necessary, also hybrid.
Mary Elizabeth Walton was a nineteenth-century US inventor who was primarily concerned with the increasing pollution during industrialisation. She developed patents for exhaust gas purification and noise reduction in rail transport. She worked completely independently, without the backing of a university or research association.