SCS Mentoring Program

Goal of the Program

The program supports the personal and professional development of Swiss university students by providing guidance, advice, and feedback from senior professionals of industry, academia, higher education, and governmental agencies in various functions.

Different formats of training and exchange are offered, including round tables and workshops, lectures, company or lab visits, and social activities.

The classes run from September to June, include a kick-off event, at least two activities during the terms, and a closing event. There is a maximum of 20 mentees per class, with a mentor to mentees ratio of about one to three.


Rooted in 4 Regions

The program is structured in four regional clusters:

  • Leman Region: UniGE, EPFL Lausanne, EPFL Sion, HES-SO Sion.
  • Bern Region: UniFR, UniNE, UniBE, HEIA-FR, HE-Arc, EPFL Neuchâtel
  • Zürich Region: UZH, ETHZ, ZHAW, PSI, Eawag, EMPA
  • Basel Region: UniBas, FHNW, PSI

Requirements to Apply as a Mentee

  • Valid membership with the SCS.
  • MSc or PhD student or Postdoc.
  • Commitment to actively participate (min 60% of attendance to get the certificate)

The application to join a respective cluster for one year has to be submitted via the online form and must include:

  • a CV
  • a motivation letter by the mentee
  • a supporting statement by the supervisor might complete the dossier, but is not mandatory

The application process is open until August 15, 2024.

Classes 2023-24

Managing Team Zurich

Marie Perrin, ETH Zurich
Tim Dörenkamp, PSI Villigen

Managing Team Basel

Anton Kudashev, University of Basel
Titus Wuermeling, FHNW Muttenz
Andreas Ostertag, University of Basel

Managing Team BeNeFri

Sophia Belrhomari, University of Bern
Gaetano Geraci, University of Bern
Marie-Désirée Scheidt, University of Neuchâtel

Managing Team Leman

Ojaswita Pant, University of Geneva
Miguel Lopez Tena, University of Geneva