AU Mentor PhD & JR

Ease the transition to a career in the industry

AU Mentor PhD & JR is an offer to the PhD students and Junior Researchers from all four faculties at Aarhus University (Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health and Science & Technology). The overall goal of the mentor programme is to bring you and the business community closer together in order to ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.  

The programme consists of mentors and mentees with mutual interests and whose participation is voluntary. The mentoring relationship is based on trust and confidentiality between you and your mentor and it can therefore be terminated at any time, if either of you wishes to do so. It is the experiences which the mentor has gained with regards to his/her own career that make up the foundation of the mentor programme at AU Mentor PhD & JR.

A mentor can provide you with information about his/her experiences about the job market outside academia, work life-balance, job seeking etc. and be a sounding board to the questions and ideas you have concerning the qualifications, career direction, networking and competence development concerning your future career.