JGU MAINZmentoring – English

Mentoring is a facilitated professional relationship between different generations and levels of hierarchy. It provides a learning process that is individualized, constructive, feedback-based, systematic, and grounded in the practical application of skills. During the mentoring relationship, mentors invest time and attention in and encourage the professional orientation of mentees by sharing personal experiences, their networks, and individual feedback - for example, on job applications. In addition, mentees benefit from participating in structured meetings with each other in terms of their personal development and professional life management.

If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Katrin Klauer at MAINZmentoring@uni-mainz.de.

 

JGU's Human Resources Development (PE2) offers departments an individually arranged and structured mentoring program for their students and associates.

The modular program starts for the mentee with a professionally guided reflection of the individual competence profile, personal interests and values as well as an aspired possible field of work. This analysis consists of an online-based profiling (KODE®) followed by a feedback session with a licensed trainer.

Based on this analysis, the actual one-year mentoring process begins. In this process, mentee groups with a maximum of eight participants first work out preferences and formulate expectations as goals in two workshops. In addition, the mentees are prepared and supported for the various phases of mentoring - contact search, approach and the role of a mentee. In the further course, four structured meetings of the mentees with the trainer take place parallel to the mentor meetings, in which experiences can be exchanged and further strategies can be discussed.

The MPGC enables its PhD students within the MPGC MAINZmentoring program:

  • Individual competence profile based on the competence diagnostic method KODE®.
  • Six supported meetings during the period of the mentoring relationship; these meetings are based on the Success Teams method to achieve individual goals supported by a team.
  • Four meetings with the mentor during the one-year mentoring relationship (travel support will be provided).
  • Documents and guidelines for mentors and mentees to clarify their roles and reach an agreement for a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Individualized potential development through individual coaching sessions and workshop use.
  • New mentee groups start twice a year (January/July).

To bring generations of MPGC in contact with each other and to promote professional networking, an alumni meeting including current PhD students is held annually at the end of October. This is organized digitally or in presence.

In addition, the MPGC offers four to six Excellence@WORK Lunch Talks per year for all students in cooperation with the JGU. More information can be found here.

For information and how to apply, email MAINZmentoring@uni-mainz.de.

The Spin+X Young Researcher College enables its PhD students* within the Spin+X MAINZmentoring program:

  • Individual competence profile based on the competence diagnostic method KODE®.
  • Six facilitated meetings during the period of the mentoring relationship; two of them are of a workshop character and prepare for the role of the mentee and the meetings, four other meetings are based on the method of success teams to achieve individual goals supported by a team.
  • Four meetings with the mentor during the one-year mentoring relationship (travel support will be provided).
  • Documents and guidelines for mentor*s and mentees to clarify their roles and reach an agreement for a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Individualized potential development through one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • New mentee groups start at the beginning of the year (January).

In addition, Spin+X members can participate in the four to six Excellence@WORK Lunch Talks per year. More information can be found here.

For information and how to apply, email MAINZmentoring@uni-mainz.de.

Within the framework of the PRISMA+ MAINZmentoring program, the Cluster of Excellence PRISMA+ offers its doctoral students the possibility of

  • Individual competence profile based on the competence diagnostic method KODE®.
  • Six supported meetings during the period of the mentoring relationship; two of them are of workshop nature and prepare for the role of the mentee and the meetings, four other meetings are based on the method of success teams to achieve individual goals supported by a team.
  • Four meetings with the mentor during the one-year mentoring relationship (travel support provided).
    Documents and guidelines for mentors and mentees to clarify their roles and reach an agreement for a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Individualized potential development through one-on-one coaching sessions.

In addition, members of the Excellence Cluster PRISMA+ can participate in the four to six Excellence@WORK Lunch Talks per year. More information can be found here.

For information and how to apply, email MAINZmentoring@uni-mainz.de.

In cooperation with the MPGC, JGU Mentoring offers all students, PhD students* and PostDocs the opportunity to participate in career-oriented talks.

The lecture series Excellence@WORK - Gutenberg Alumni Talks in Natural Sciences provides insight into the range of individual careers and professional perspectives for young scientists, focusing in particular on Gutenberg alumni as role models and trusted advisors. The alumni report

  • about individual careers in IT, mechanical engineering, microelectronics, pharmaceutical and chemical companies, management consultancies, NGOs or public institutions.
  • about fields of activity, career paths, success factors, helpful personal skills, professional perspectives and the importance of studies and doctorates.

In this way, we make the network of cooperation partners and alumni available to doctoral students and students of the natural sciences departments of JGU, IMB, MPI-C and MPI-P. The students gain personal insights into everyday working life. They gain personal insights into the everyday work and career paths of natural science alumni and can use this for their career orientation.

By registering, you agree to receive announcements and the related link about the talks (approximately four times a year) by mail. Talks will be held in German or English. Lectures take place on selected Tuesdays between 12:15 pm and 1:45 pm.

Click here for registration: https://excellenceatwork.eventbrite.de. Or by mail to Mainzmentoring@uni-mainz.de.

Next talk in English:
Tuesday, July 13th 2021, 12.15 pm till 1.45 pm:
"Getting Published in 2021 and Beyond: How to Adapt to a Rapidly Changing Publication Landscape", Dr. Ruben Ragg

Currently: Editor-in-Chief ChemBioChem and Journal Publication Manager for other Wiley titles. Also coordinating social media and virtual conference program for Wiley Chemistry

Former positions: Assistant/Associate Editor Chemistry-A European Journal, ChemistrySelect

Abstract:
Let’s face it, the publishing landscape has changed rapidly over the past years. From print-only to online access, and now to a world where basically +90% of the papers are found either through a search engine or social media. Interestingly, the actual process of bringing together your research into a publishable manuscript has not changed that much, but our reading (or media consumption) habits have changed drastically. I am going to show you various tips and tricks that you can use to adapt your manuscripts to that “new publishing world”—It is now more than ever important not only to get published but to get noticed!

 

Previous lunch talks

Tuesday, May 11th 2021, 12.15 pm till 1.45 pm: "Of mice and men – a variety of perspectives", Dr. Annette Buba, Boehringer Ingelheim

Currently: Senior Expert Chemical Process Development – BI Animal Health

Working focus: Project management, that means coordination of chemical process development at external Contract Research / Contract Development / Contract Manufacturing Organisations;

Former positions: several positions in Chemical Production – BI Human Pharma

Working focus:

  • preparation of risk analyses and deviation management as a product manager
  • implementation of control strategies as a project manager
  • MBR management, validations, and preparation, planning and completion of validation activities and monitoring on pharmaceutical processes as a team leader in the GMP team