The mentees of Global Talent Mentoring are the most outstanding talents in a STEMM domain in their respective country. Mentees show great interest in one or more STEMM fields and have already proven their excellence by through trackable achievements (competitions, awards, etc.). They are passionate about their STEMM field of interest and have the desire to pursue a career in that field. Mentees are driven by their motivation to learn and become the best in their STEMM area(s). They grab every opportunity to emerge at the top in their chosen topic, including happily spending their free time studying their STEMM subject of choice.
Participating students will be mentored, have the ability to work on their own projects and research, and collaborate with the international network through the platform. They are guided and supported by their mentors to reach their goal to excel in their STEMM field of interest.
Criteria for mentees
Students enter Global Talent Mentoring around the age of 16 years (in secondary or tertiary education) where they are connected with STEMM experts from all over the world. Exceptionally talented and exceptionally driven, mentees are the very best students in their STEMM area of choice, with many ranking at top of their national percentile. Students are typically nominated by our partners, which include talent development organizations, schools, and other types of organizations. Once nominated, prospective mentees complete our detailed application process. From this pool, Global Talent Mentoring selects the brightest and most motivated applicants to participate as mentees.
Prospective mentees should meet these criteria:
Age: Mentees should be about 16 years old and enrolled in secondary or tertiary education at the start of mentoring (i.e., in December of the year in question). Students must be developmentally mature enough to work on projects with renowned experts.
Excellent achievements in a STEMM field: Mentees need to demonstrate their STEMM excellence by presenting their STEMM achievements, such as performing well in international competitions or receiving awards or other verifiable forms of recognition of their excellence in a specific STEMM domain.
Outstanding motivation in a specific STEMM field: Mentees already possess an exceptional interest in a specific STEMM field and preferably a plan of how they intend to develop their career in this field. Focused passion, perseverance, and proactivity are crucial factors that will help them to become successful experts.
English: English is the only language used for communication between participants at Global Talent Mentoring. Proficiency in English is therefore a prerequisite for participation.