Participation and conditions

Applying as a student

  • The application for the 2023-2025 mentoring cycle is open from 11 September - 2 October 2023.
  • Create your personal mentoring profile and formulate your motivation and expectations for the mentoring exchange. Please note that your application is binding and that you also enter into obligations towards your mentor.

Application on our platform

Registering as a mentor

  • The registration period for the 2023-2025 mentoring cycle ended.
  • Details to register as a mentor will be available in summer 2024.
  • Should you be interested in becoming a mentor for students of the University of St.Gallen beginning in fall 2024, please feel free to send us an e-mail: We will then contact you at the beginning of the registration process.
  • Requirements: min. 30 years old, min. 3 years of professional experience (without internships etc.)


Who are our mentors?

More than 500 mentors participate in the active mentoring cycles.
No matter whether you made a career abroad, came to your profession on a roundabout way or you found a start-up: We are looking forward to your commitment in the Mentoring Programme!

Our mentors, amongst others, work in the following companies or organisations:

ABB, Accenture, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting, Coca-Cola Beverages, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Google, McKinsey, Nestlé, Novartis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Roland Berger, SAP, Schweizerische Nationalbank, Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz (SRK), Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO), Swiss Re, UBS, Zurich Insurance, and many more.

Terms and conditions

1. Requirements for participation in the mentoring programme:

  • The mentoring relationship relies on the voluntary participation and commitment of the mentor and the mentee.
  • There is no claim to participation in the mentoring programme and to the allocation of a mentee or mentor. No appeal can be made against admission and allocation.
  • The design of the mentoring relationship is the responsibility of the mentor and the mentee. The University cannot be held liable for the content and consequences of the mentoring.
  • The programme is designed for a period of two years, but can be terminated prematurely in consultation with the programme administration.
  • The University of St.Gallen reserves the right to exclude participants from the mentoring programme without further explanation.
  • Participation requires the provision of certain personal data processed under the programme. Otherwise, participation is impossible.


2. Participants’ obligations:

  • To treat personal data and information of the involved parties confidentially and not to pass them on to third parties.
  • Perform all activities without monetary consideration.
  • Not to include topics in the mentoring relationship that could discriminate or hurt the other person. This applies in particular to sexual, political, religious or faith-related topics and actions.

3. Non-discrimination policy in assigning mentors/mentees:

  • Mentors and mentees are assigned individually based on the participants’ profiles and the information provided.


Mentoring Programme
University of St.Gallen

Bodanstrasse 1
CH-9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 224 75 30

Carolin König
Head of Mentoring Programme