Twelve mentees and twelve mentors launched the mentoring program Tandem2Job with the official networking event on 11. May 2022. In this program, experienced professionals from various industries and companies support international students of TU Dortmund University individually in their entry into the German job market. After the successful launch in 2021, the International Office is once again offering the program, in which the experienced professionals accompany the international talents in one-to-one mentoring over a period of six months.
At the kick-off event at the International Meeting Center (IBZ), the participating mentees and mentors got to know their tandem partners personally for the first time and networked with each other. In one-to-one mentoring, students can now reflect on their personal career concerns with a person who has professional experience. The mentors provide insights into their industry, accompany application processes or help to sharpen the applicant profile. In addition to regular exchange meetings, the program offers career-enhancing opportunities such as the International Career Fair and workshops. The program ends in November 2022.
This year's mentees are 12 international master's students or advanced bachelor's students, primarily in engineering, who are specifically planning their entry into the German job market. "Tandem2Job is a great opportunity for international students who have no experience in job search and work culture in Germany," said a mentee from the first cohort in 2021.
The mentors are TU Dortmund alumni from various departments who are now working successfully in companies in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, mechanical engineering and automation, construction, insurance, retail, healthcare or a software startup. Some of them have an international background themselves or have worked internationally for many years. Working together with the young international talents of tomorrow offers the mentors a profitable intercultural exchange of experience. This is how one participant from the first program run describes it: "I am pleased that I was able to help my mentee and at the same time learn from him and develop myself further."
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The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".Zum Lageplan