Learn from the best!
Individual support, competent advice, concrete answers – these are thebuzzwords that sum up our mentoring program. If you’re a Career Development Program member at careerloft, you can send a cover letter andapply directly with the mentor of your choice from top companies and become their mentee.
How to find the right mentor
Before starting your search for a mentor, you should ask yourself the following questions:
- What do you want to achieve through mentoring? Do you need advice in making important decisions or are you looking for a mentor to provide you with long-term feedback?
- How much time do you want to devote to mentoring? In order to develop a meaningful mentoring relationship, you should engage in dialog with your mentor at least every six weeks and make sure you’re prepared for your meetings. A monthly exchange would be ideal. The minimum mentoring period is four months. This is the amount of time it takes to get the optimum benefit from your mentoring relationship.
- Who would you consider a mentor? In what areas do you need concrete help and advice? If you can specify exactly what you expect to get out of mentoring, you can start looking for specific mentors that meet these requirements.
- What makes you interesting to the mentor? In order for you to also pique the interest of your future mentor, you should include your motivations for wanting a mentor and your unique characteristics in your application and especially in your cover letter.
Here’s how it works:
- Find your mentor
Take a moment to think about which company or sector your mentor should work in so you can find the right person for you. Choose a mentor from the following overviews.
- Apply to be a mentee
Describe who you are, what challenges you are facing and why you want this person to mentor you. You can then apply directly with your cover letter. Please note that you can only submit one application for one mentor at a time.
- Get started
If your mentor approves your request, you’ll discuss directly with each other what exactly your mentoring relationship will comprise of, and decide on specific topics and expectations. Let your mentoring begin!
Interested? Then apply with one of our mentors. The number of mentees that the mentors can accept is naturally limited – a little tip from us: If you are interested primarily in a certain company, then look for other mentors in the same company.
Your success stories
I was able to discuss a number of questions I had been asking myself in a direct and honest way with the help of a second pair of eyes – it was an off the record exchange that allowed me to gain a differentiated and entirely new insight, not only into BCG as a company, but into the entire consulting industry.
I wanted a closer look at Commerzbank, as it represented a typical employer for mathematicians. My mentor, Ms Bracht, has given me a great deal of her time and we quickly established a relaxed yet productive atmosphere. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank her again!
Search. Find. Apply.
- Find a mentor
Consider what company you’d like your ideal mentor to work for and in what capacity. Search for a mentor from the list below.
- Write a cover letter
Describe yourself. Who you are, what challenges you are facing and why you want this person to mentor you.
- Apply for this mentor
With your cover letter, apply directly with the mentor of your choice. You’re receive a personal response within a few days. Please note that you can only submit one application for one mentor at a time.
A quick look at the companies your mentors come from: