Become a mentor

The Mentorship Programme

Hanken mentorship programme

Would you like to have fresh ideas and insights and at the same time develop your expertise as a mentor? We are now looking for Hanken Alumni who would like act as mentors for Hanken students at the final stage of their studies.

Structure of the programme:

  • The programme starts in the beginning of the autumn term with a kick-off where all the pairs meet for the first time and receive information about the mentoring program. 
  • Mentor and mentee should meet about once a month for 1-2 hours each time (about seven during the year).
  • Every pair works out their individual ways to meet and work.
  • The meetings between the mentor and mentee are based on the mentee's needs and suggestions of theme for discussion.
  • Foremost meetings circle around sharing thoughts and opinions about work, studies and the future. 
  • During the program a total of three joint meetings will be held at Hanken.
  • The programme ends in May.

If you feel that you have a genuine interest in helping young Hanken students forward, you're the right person! We are looking for mentors both in Helsinki and Vaasa.

You learn a lot from the individuals of the younger generation. Mentorship really is a two-way road.


Mentorship is:

  • an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience and make new "young contacts"
  • an enriching experience, and experience to join and be part of a young person's development
  • a platform for new ideas and impressions of how the younger generation thinks and feels today
  • an opportunity to develop as a leader, coach and expert

A good mentor:

  • is willing to share their experience, expertise, time and contacts
  • has well developed social intelligence and good communication skills
  • is a good listener and inspires the mentee by giving honest, constructive feedback
  • contributes with an objective point of view, so that the mentee's capacity for reflection and self-analysis is developed
Become a mentor in the mentorship programme

Mentorskapsprogrammet 2021-2022

The next mentorship programme will start in September 2021.

Apply here to become a mentor

It’s super that Hanken organises this. For an alumnus, it is important to get to give back to the alma mater. The mentees also receive a lot.



Have you graduated within the last 5 years and would like to have a mentor?

Read more about the programme at Hanken's Career Services.
One prerequisite is that you have not participated in the programme during your studies.


Bild på mentorerna i Hankens mentorskapsprogram


If you have questions regarding the mentorship programme, please contact