Career-building by Siemens senior-executives for students of the Munich universities:
IT- or technology-related students will be guided and advised by Siemens senior executives over the duration of at least one year. As a mentee, you will be able to experience the corporate culture of a global enterprise at first hand and you will be supported and mentored in your personal study and career planning. At the heart of the program lies the individual development – as a future professionals and as a person. In addition to bilateral mentoring, a Student Challenge and lab visits provide deeper insights. Optionally, internships and working student positions are also possible as a follow-up to the mentoring program.
Please apply here: https://mentoring.tum-international.com/en/application
Application deadline for 2022/23: 1st December 2022
How is the mentoring structured?
Each mentee is assigned a mentor. Every few weeks (typically 6-8 weeks) there is a bilateral exchange with the Siemens mentor. The bilateral mentoring is individually coordinated with the mentors.
What is the content of the program and how is it structured?
The framework program includes four fixed dates throughout the semester:
- Kick-Off: Evening event
- Student Challenge: Three-day Hackathon
- Lab Visit: All-day event
- Alumni Cocktail: Evening event to close the program
In addition, students are invited to participate in talks with Siemens on various topics throughout the year.
The design of the events (e.g. virtual or presence) during the corona pandemic is under discussion and will be adapted to the dynamic development. The most possible security is ensured.
The framework program will be held in English, also the bilateral meetings, if necessary. If mentor and mentee are German, they can of course also be held in German.
What is the duration of the program?
The framework program typically lasts three-quarters of a year. The bilateral mentoring with the mentor varies from individual to individual and can also extend beyond this time frame.
How much on-site presence is required?
The program includes a Hackathon in the winter semester (dates will be coordinated), which lasts 3 days, and a Lab Visit in the summer semester. During this time (the first 9 months of the program), it is necessary for the students to be physically present. The bilateral meetings of the mentees with their mentors are arranged individually. These can take place virtually or in presence.
What is the goal of the program and am I a qualified candidate?
The program is suitable for all students with a MINT background (including students with a specialization in Economics & Managment). Since the program is typically completed in summer/autumn, it is also aimed at those who will finish in the summer semester. The main part of the program takes place in winter (this time possibly spring).
The program is to be regarded as an academic experience and is not remunerated. The added value for the students is the intensive individual support, the exclusive insight into a global corporation, the opportunity for networking and personal and professional development. If, as is often the case, working student or internship positions follow, the remuneration is individually coordinated with the corresponding Siemens department.
There is no age limit.
I am already working as a student trainee, can apply for this program at the same time?
A simultaneous ongoing working student position with another company is not an obstacle and does not have to be terminated. Typically, some mentees are followed by internships and working student positions. The program is a great steppingstone, but a working student position is not a MUST and there is no guarantee for a working student position.
Which certificates or documents must I submit?
For the application you need to submit a two-page CV and your current performance record. If you have just started your Master's program and do not yet have such a transcript of records, you can upload your Bachelor's transcript instead.
How does the application process work and when will I know if I have been accepted for the program?
After examination of the written application, an invitation to a virtual selection interview of approximately 30 minutes will be sent out if necessary. The mentees selected for the year will then be notified.
The decision as to whether the application is successful will be made jointly by those responsible.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.