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Mentoring Programme

DDSA Mentoring Programme

Are you an experienced data scientist who would like to share your experiences with an aspiring data scientist as a mentee? Or are you an aspiring data scientist looking for a mentor? Danish Data Science Academy is excited to announce the launch of the second edition of the DDSA Mentoring Programme in the spring of 2023.

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Bridging experience and talent within data science

The purpose of the Mentoring Programme is to facilitate personal and professional growth with a focus on professionals and researchers within data science in Denmark.

We will request feedback from participants throughout the programmes and welcome suggestions for improvement.

The Pilot Programme runs with a limited number of participants for approximately five months from October 2022 to February 2023.

The next edition, the “Spring 2023 Edition”, will be open to everyone and will kick off in March 2023 and run for one semester until July 2023. From here, the mentoring programmes will follow the academic calendar in a year-long format, to ensure more interaction between mentors and mentees.

Who is it for?

The mentoring programme is for everyone who wish to grow personally and professionally within data science. You may just have started your career, or you may be very experienced. 

You can register as both a mentee and mentor in the same programme.

You must be based in Denmark

The only requirement for participating in the programme is that you are based in Denmark for the duration of the programme. Short travels are not a problem. We strive to build a cohesive community within Denmark, and therefore we expect the participants to be able to meet up physcially, if they please.

How much time is required?

DDSA encourages the Mentoring Programme participants to invest enough time and energy to ensure a great experience for both parties. It is required to attend the Kick Off and Closing Event (2 x 30 minutes virtual) and at least one monthly check-in of one hour for the duration of the programme (approx. 1h x 5 check-ins + preparation).

Furthermore, if the mentor takes on more mentees, it is expected to conduct each check-in on a 1:1 basis, adding to the time requried for a successful mentoring programme.

Programme Editions

Spring 2023 Edition (March – July 2023) registrations are open!

Registrations

Open December 1st, 2022 – February 1st, 2023

Mentor
Register as a mentor

Mentee
Register as a mentee

If you would like to continue from the Pilot Programme into the Spring 2023 Edition with your current mentor/mentee, please contact Marius at marius@ddsa.dk

Before registering, please read our Code of Conduct and the Mentoring Programme Charter.

If you are interested in participating in the Autumn 2023 Edition, please stay updated by joining our newsletter, following our LinkedIn or Twitter.

Matchmaking & Kick Off

The matchmaking process works as follows: Once mentors and mentees have registered, we will ask the mentees to prioritise their top 5 favourite mentors. Prioritisation will take place from February 3rd – 12th (midnight), 2023. Next, DDSA will optimise for the highest priorities. If multiple mentees have selected the same mentor as a first priority, we will perform a random distribution. If there are more mentees than mentors, we will prioritise the mentees with less experience. The pairs will be announced on February 20th.

The Kick Off of the Spring 2023 Edition will take place virtually on Wednesday March 1st, 2023, from 16:30-17.00.


Meetup

A physical, ½-day meetup between the participants of the Spring 2023 Edition will be held. Participation is not required. Exact time and location will be announced via email.

Closing Event

The Closing Event date is yet to be decided. Here we will share a few remarks, provide the last round of feedback, and wish each other a farewell. If the mentor and mentee wish to continue their check-ins beyond the programme, they are free to do so.

Pilot Programme (October 2022 – February 2023) registrations are closed

Registrations

Registrations for the Pilot programme are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the next Programme, please look at the coming programme (above) or stay updated via our newsletter, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Meetup

A physical, ½-day meetup between the participants of the Pilot Programme will be held on February 6th, 2023. Exact time and location to be decided and announced via email. If you are part of the Pilot Programme and have not heard about the meetup, please contact programme responsible Marius Cortsen at marius@ddsa.dk

 

Closing Event

The Closing Event will take place virtually on Thursday February 23rd, 2023, from 16:30 – 17:00. Here we will share a few remarks, provide a final round of feedback, and wish each other a farewell.

If the mentor and mentee wish to continue their check-ins beyond the programme, they are free to do so. If they wish to continue as a part of the next programme edition, please notify Marius at marius@ddsa.dk.

Further Information

If you have any questions, please contact programme responsible Marius Cortsen at marius@ddsa.dk