TUM Mentoring by Alumni for Students
TUM Mentoring JobTalk
The JobTalk is a short mentoring: One question – one conversation. Students and doctoral candidates ask concrete questions, alumni contribute their assessments and experiences. They get into contact in a timely and uncomplicated way by phone, virtually or personally.
This is how it works for Mentees:
This is how it works for Mentors:
Wie meistere ich meine erste Führungsrolle? (in German)
What does the everyday life of a manager look like? How do I get my first management position? And is leadership actually fun?
In the third episode of the career podcast for the TUM Community, “That’s my Job,” TUM alumna Dr. Viktoria Leonhard talks about how she mastered her first leadership role at just under 30 years old and what she recommends to young managers.
Donor and honorary senator Farhad Farassat
"We knew that we could find a solution together"
Farhad Farassat immediately after his studies established his own company, which soon became the market leader for microwelding equipment used in chip manufacturing. Today, around 40 years later, he is using the proceeds from the sale of his company to support students at TUM through the Deutschlandstipendium.
Podcast with TUM Alumni Heinz Höreth
"The motivator should not be money first and foremost."
Salary negotiation is part of professional life: at the first job, after the end of the probationary period or after years in the company. Nobody doesn’t want to sell themselves short, but what does that mean exactly? How can we prepare the salary negotiation and how do we react when the boss says “no”?
Mentoring tandem Elena Simperl and Phillip Schneider
"I learned that research is a team sport"
As a mentee, Phillip Schneider received decisive professional and personal support from his mentor Elena Simperl. In fact, the mentorship resulted in a joint publication – and in Phillip Schneider's desire to become a mentor himself.
Sustainability expert Nikita Jayswal
"I am a problem solver"
There’s no climate demonstration and no Earth Day taking place without TUM alumna Nikita Jayswal. With admirable power, the young engineer is avidly campaigning for greater sustainability. Which not rarely meets with resistance – and spurs her on all the more.
Mentoring Tandem Tsvetana Marinova and Samiddha Mukherjee
"Ours is an extraordinary friendship"
It's a match on all counts: Mentor Tsvetana Marinova and mentee Samiddha Mukherjee are indeed a perfect team. The two TUM Alumnae have developed a friendship that goes far beyond a conventional mentorship. Together, they are now launching an event series at TUM.
Podcast with TUM Alumna Dr. Viktoria Leonhard (in German)
"To lead well, you have to like people."
The job entry has been successfully completed and now you can move on. How do you get your first management position? What qualifications are crucial? What does the daily routine of a manager look like? And is leadership actually fun?