Mentor Alumni Programme (MAP)
The AE Mentor Alumni Programme (MAP) connects Aerospace Engineering alumni as mentors to AE students. Alumni use their valuable experience to advise and coach students and discuss their study paths, ambitions and future careers. For alumni this is an opportunity to give something back to their former faculty, strengthen their coaching and advising skills and connect to the innovative thinking of ambitious and bright students outside of their current working environment. It might also be a good way to connect to your possible future colleague and create exposure for your current employer.
We are excited to see that this programme, that started in October 2016, has already resulted in over 670 students being inspired by over 325 alumni and keeps on growing every year.
- MAP runs two times per academic year: from October till February and from March till July.
- A minimum of 2 contact hours per month is set for each mentor-mentee couple
- Contact can either be in person, or by phone/video calls and is initiated by the student. Due to the current pandemic we advise all participating mentors and mentees to meet online.
- Alumni mentors are required to have been working for at least 1 year since they graduated.
Quotes from students:
"Developed my knowledge about my own personal skills that I didn't realise before. Confirmed the direction I want to choose for the future is the right one while still staying open to different possibilities"
"I think it is a good programme to get in touch with Alumni, understand their experiences and struggles and see how their life can influence the next step you take."
"Very helpful in giving me insight into the aerospace industry and helps me clear my worries of the future as he helps me answer questions that I can't answer myself."
Quotes from alumni:
"Nice to have a look into the current generation’s hopes, concerns and challenges, and maybe contribute a little."
"Great that it exists, I wish I would have used a service like this when I was a student."
"Keeps me in touch with my former faculty, and it allows soon-to-be graduated students to learn some skills that come in handy during first job applications, interviews, presentations... A win-win, really."
Interested, or do you have any questions or remarks? Pease send an email to:
Mechteld van Beijeren – Alumni Relations Coordinator AE