Using expertise

Support students and young graduates at JGU and help them launch and develop their careers. You also stand to gain - in the form of insight into the situation of young researchers and artists, with new perspectives and ideas, with an expansion of your own network. Would you like to share your experience and contribute your expertise? JGU offers a vast array of possibilities:

» Profile your organization
» Host professional practice workshops
» Offer students or young graduates an internship
» Allow yourself to be 'shadowed'
» Become a mentor


Profile your organization

  You profile your organization and the job opportunities you can offer university graduates. We offer different event formats hosted by the JGU Career Service.

» Additional information and contact details (German)


Host professional practice workshops

Concept: You can use the professional practice workshops offered during the 'Spring and Fall University' program of the Career Service to inform students and graduates about starting a career in your business. The practical exercises offered will also include the routine tasks associated with the particular professional field.
Time requirements: A workshop lasts between five and eight hours, depending on the subject, content and number of participants. Two-day workshops are also possible, if desired
Dates: Approx. mid-April and mid-October (in the two weeks prior to the start of lectures)
Interested? The Career Service Team will be happy to help with planning and will find suitable participants for your workshop

» Additional Information and contact details



Offer students or young graduates an internship

Does your organization use interns? Then give a JGU student the chance to complete an internship in Germany or abroad and advertise it through our online internship and job portal. Part-time posts can also be offered.

Interested? Simply mail a PDF document or link to . Publication is free of charge for you and your advert will remain available to the students and graduates at JGU for about four weeks.

» Additional Information and contact details (German)


Allow yourself to be 'shadowed'

Job shadowing is a new option offered as part of the 'Female Students Plan a CAREER' program with the help of which you can actively support female students who wish to take up a profession. Job shadowing also provides participating organizations with the opportunity to get to know enthusiastic and well-educated female JGU students and present themselves as attractive potential employers.

Concept: You offer female JGU students and recent graduates the opportunity to accompany you during your daily work for a short period of time (one to three days). The students and graduates are there merely to observe but not to work as in the case of an internship.
Time requirements: Flexible; one to three days
Dates: Flexible
Interested? Use the online form (German) provided by the Office of Gender Affairs and Equal Opportunity at JGU to enter your organization profile and register so that your organization and the shadowing position will appear online. Participation is free of charge and you can select 'your' candidate from up to ten applications for the advertised post.

» Additional information and contact details (German)

Become a mentor

Mentoring programs are established tools for targeted human resources development and the promotion and mentoring of young research talents. Mentoring has proven particularly effective in promoting equal opportunities over the past few years. As a mentor, you will support your mentee over a defined period to help them in developing their professional identity. You act as contact and discussion partner, share your experience with the mentee, provide advice and describe potential prospects.

There are various programs at JGU designed for the promotion and mentoring of young research or artistic talents that provide the opportunity of becoming a mentor. Gutenberg alumni are particularly welcome here!

Ada Lovelace Mentoring Program

The Ada Lovelace Mentoring Program is designed to support excellent young female scientists undertaking research in the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science. It helps female doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers to obtain information and forge personal contacts through networking with management personnel with a similar background working for businesses, university or non-university research facilities, government organizations, the media, and non-profit organizations.

The mentees can gain first-hand insight into professions, establish professional contacts, and gain qualifications that will help them with the job application procedure and in the transition to a profession. Mentors profit from up-to-date research input, direct contact with the university, and have the opportunity to pass on their experience to future leaders in their field.

The Ada Lovelace Mentoring Program is sponsored by Faculties 08, 09, and 10 of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. The project is named after the British mathematician Ada Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), who is regarded as the world's first computer programmer. The ADA programming language was named after this pioneer of computer science.

Concept: Experienced mentors chaperon mentees on a one-to-one basis over a period of 12 months. A structured seminar program and group coaching sessions are provided to help program participants to decide what path they should take and to assist them in obtaining the necessary skills that will enable them to achieve their professional goals.
Time required: Mentor and mentee should meet at least once every 3 months. Participation in the induction and concluding events, the "Ada Lovelace meets..." networking sessions, and the mentor meetings is optional.
Dates: Those interested to act as mentors can be included in the program at any time and will be officially introduced at the commencement of each program cycle in April.
Interested? » Additional information and contact details (German)



Christine de Pizan Mentoring Program

The Christine de Pizan Program is a joint project that supervised by the Gender Equality Representative at JGU, the humanities, sociology and economics faculties, Mainz School of Music and Mainz Academy of Arts. The program focuses on young scientists and artists in these fields who wish to pursue an academic career and take on leadership responsibilities. The program is named for the French writer and philosopher Christine de Pizan (1365 - 1430), who was the first female author in French literature able to live from her work.

Concept: Within a one-to-one mentoring concept, experienced mentors with a university, non-university or artistic background personally assist mentees over an entire year. A framework program provides mentees with opportunities for reflection, networking and continuing education.
Time required: Roughly four personal meetings over a period of 12 months (= a program cycle); kick-off and concluding events (optional)
Dates: The dates for the personal meetings are flexible
Interested? » Additional information and contact details (German)



MeMentUM Medizin Mentoring (Mainz University Medical Center)

The Mainz University Medical Center the MeMentUM Program to promote highly qualified young female researchers in various but generally natural science subjects.

Concept: Within a one-to-one mentoring concept, experienced mentors with a business or university background personally assist mentees over an entire year. The program is supplemented by workshops and networking events for mentees.
Time required: Roughly four personal meetings over a period of 12 months (= a program cycle)
Dates: flexible
Interested? » Additional Information and contact details (German)


MAterials science IN mainZ (MAINZ) graduate school mentoring program

Doctoral candidates at the MAINZ graduate school may apply for the mentMAINZ mentoring program. The focus is on professional orientation in the period following completion of the doctorate. The purpose of mentoring is to give doctoral candidates a clear idea about their professional opportunities, find helpful strategies for achieving goals and expanding their network of professional contacts. Depending on their intended profession, the doctoral candidates will be assigned mentors with a business, science, management or service industry/consultancy background. Most mentees request a mentor with a materials science or natural science background.


Within a one-to-one mentoring concept, the mentors personally assist mentees over an entire year. It is desirable that there are four personal meetings between the mentor and mentee in this period. The 12-month mentoring relationship is embedded in an 18-month process with group coaching sessions for professional orientation.

Time required: Four personal meetings over a period of 12 months (= a program cycle)   
Dates: Annual program start
Mentoring begins in July or August
Interested? » Additional Information and contact details