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It is an educational partnership between a more experienced and competent mentor, who can inspire, encourage and provide a motivated person with comprehensive assistance, and a student aiming to adopt the mentor’s experience and apply the acquired knowledge in the future.

Mentorship is a programme aiming to develop intelligence in a broader context, to transfer available knowledge and to facilitate integration in a new academic, socio-cultural environment.

​The persons who have had a mentor in their life adapt more quickly and successfully, their achievements are higher and they do not repeat the same mistakes.
Mentorship provides students with a possibility to have their personal teacher and role model who cares about the student’s achievements, who can listen, teach the student to learn more efficiently, think critically and creatively, give advice, and help to develop the competencies required for the student’s career.

Everyone can choose a mentor at the University, because there are 5 different types of mentors:

  • Mentor for pupils
  • Peer mentor
  • Tutor
  • Academic mentor
  • Career mentor

The students can choose the mentors in each stage of their studies. Each mentor has different functions; therefore goals and style of communication vary.

Mentorship for pupils Help in choosing the studies
Peer mentorship A peer mentor introduces the University’s life to the student
Tutorship A tutor’s consultations provide a possibility for a student to deepen the knowledge of the subjects of studies
Academic mentorship An academic mentor provides an opportunity for a student to begin research activities and answers studies related questions.
Career mentorship The communication with the highest-level professionals in science and business areas provides a possibility for a student to plan his/her future career

GUIDed Mentorship Types

Mentorship of pupils or GUIDed Junior programme aims to encourage communication between students and pupils. If you are active, communicative student, we invite you to join the team of mentors of the GUIDed Junior and share your experience outside the University (apply to the Career and Education Centre by email

The main task of the mentor is to communicate with pupils and provide the answers to their questions about studies, activities at the University and introduce the student life.

More information on the Mentorship for pupils is available here

Peer mentor is an upperclassmen student who helps the first year students with the following aspects of their studies:

  • Helps them join the University’s life;
  • Ensures a successful beginning of their studies;
  • Helps them take their first brave and firm steps at the University.


Choosing the mentor

The students do not need to choose this mentor; the mentor is assigned to the entire academic group automatically in the Academic Information System (AIS). The information on the peer mentor will be available in the section of the Mentorship Programme at the end of August.

The main activities of the mentor and academic group:

  • Participation in the activities of the introductory week for the first year students (introductory lectures, seminars, fair of extracurricular activities, cinema nights, sports competitions, christening and other activities);
  • Election of the counsellor of the academic group;
  • Participation in the election of the most active academic group of the first year students;
  • Meetings, conversations, discussions on the issues of the University’s structure, studies, financial support possibilities;
  • Participation in the excursions introducing the structure of the University, as well as the student organizations and possibilities for leisure time;
  • Searching for solutions to the problems and answers to the questions and concerns together.

It is a lecturer or a student volunteer who helps to deepen the knowledge in a certain field (mathematics, informatics, physics, chemistry, etc.). Moreover, the tutors can help to improve academic skills.

A tutor provides consultations on the chosen subject of studies individually or in small groups. The timetable of the consultations for the current semester is prepared at the end of September and February; it is announced in the section of the Mentorship Programme in the Academic Information System (AIS). The students can choose a suitable time and attend consultations of any tutor who provides them.

I have been a tutor for more than three years and it has given me a lot of positive emotions. I am happy to see the same students at the consultations and notice their increasing progress. The students have more willingness to study and better understanding of the subject. I know that two heads are better than one; therefore, I want to encourage the students to not be afraid to attend the consultations.

Tutor Aistė Kveselytė

A mentor is a person capable of inspiring and encouraging a student; the mentor helps the student to make certain decisions, encourages the student’s self-confidence.

An academic mentor is focused on the student’s individual needs and goals, i.e., on the student’s personality. The academic mentor sees the whole picture and can advise the student how to achieve the student’s academic or career goals. A clear understanding of these goals impacts the student’s easier process of studying, better achievements and more successful completion of studies.

Academic mentor will help you:

  • To begin your research activities;
  • To participate in conferences;
  • To write scientific publications;
  • To get acquainted with the University’s laboratories, possibilities and prospects of the career of a scientist;
  • To use the potential of your studies;
  • To choose the study modules and make an individual study plan;
  • To find a wider range of possibilities within and outside the University;
  • To find the answers to your questions.


Choosing the mentor

The students can find a list of the academic mentors with detailed information, research and consultation areas in the section of the Mentorship Programme in the Academic Information System (AIS).

Your actions if you want to join research activities:

  • Decide on the area in which you would like to conduct research;
  • Choose the mentor who is working in your preferred research area from the list of mentors in AIS;
  • Press button “I want to join research and scientific activities” next to the chosen mentor and wait for approval!

Your actions if you want to consult on academic issues:

  • Think of a certain question that you would like to ask;
  • Choose the mentor who says on their profile that they consult on your question from the list of mentors in AIS;
  • Press button “I want to consult on academic issues” next to the chosen mentor and wait for approval!

Research activities with a mentor is a great opportunity to acquire or increase your knowledge in the areas that may not be taught very broadly at the University and are very difficult to learn individually. The University has many academic mentors, as well as the areas of their experience; therefore anyone can find a relevant, important or interesting area to acquire knowledge and contribute to the research activities. In this way, you can understand the subtleties of a particular scientific area and get priceless advice. When I joined research activities in the areas of my academic mentor, I realised that the assistance and cooperation with another person who has a lot of knowledge are particularly important factors if you want to achieve good results, by gaining experience in the environment directly related to the research area and trying to discover your own abilities, mistakes and objectives.

Dainius Šaltenis IF

Career mentor is a person with professional experience who is mentoring a student on the issues of career planning and personal development.

Career mentor:

  • Based on his/her experience, tries to help the student to focus on the aspects important for the career, studies and development;
  • Encourages to set the career and personal goals and achieve them;
  • Teaches and gives advice on the issues of communication and cooperation;
  • Gives advice on the aspects to focus on while studying and encourages to achieve high results;
  • Helps to prepare a personal development plan and gives advice on its implementation;
  • Develops the student’s leadership competencies;
  • Inspires and encourages the student.


Choosing the mentor

The students who want to have a career mentor have to participate in the competition in the Academic Information System (AIS) on September and February.

Your actions:

  • Decide why you want a career mentor, set your objectives and priorities;
  • When the selection begins, choose the mentors in AIS in the order of priority according to your set objectives (up to 3 mentors);
  • Do not forget to provide your cover letter in the form. It has to reflect your clear motivation for participation in this programme and provide an explanation why one of the particular chosen mentors should be assigned to you.

It is the person who has achieved his/her life goals using the obtained knowledge and competencies and is sharing the good experience and knowledge with a student who has less experience.



The data of the student’s form are considered during the first stage of selection: cover letter, the student’s aspiration for participation in this programme.

Before applying for the contest, we strongly advise you to read the privacy policy of career mentorship.

The second stage of selection includes the interviews with the students who have passed the first stage of selection. The interviews focus on the student’s motivation, the need for a career mentor and the criteria provided by the mentor.

The students, who have suggestions regarding the possible career mentors, are recommended to apply to the University’s Mentor Programme Coordinator.

My career mentor and I analysed my CV, clarified my objectives, we had a long discussion about my personal characteristics, I received practical advice how to encourage others, do teamwork, self-motivate to achieve the best result. The mentor even offered me an internship at her company! Our achievements: I prepared a precise and “clean” CV; after emailing it to various companies, I received several internship offers, I learned a lot about myself and learned to work in a team, and I reached a higher level of communication. I am glad that I have chosen the consultations with my career mentor; we get along very well, I try to have meetings with her at least twice per month. If I had a choice to have a career mentor again, I would definitely choose it. I would recommend it to every student. If someone says that it is too early to do this in the first year, I can tell they are wrong, because if you do not know exactly what you want, you get a great opportunity to clarify your goals and wishes. My case was similar: I knew the field of studies, but was not sure about the specific study programme and conversations with my mentor provided clarity. I changed my study programme after the first semester because I clearly decided on my objectives with my career mentor; without her approval, I think I would be hesitant to make these changes.  As I have mentioned before, I would not change my choice right now: both in terms of my studies and my mentor.

Julija Kravčenko EEF

GUIDed Junior

GUIDed Junior programme aims to encourage communication between students and pupils. If you are active, communicative student, we invite you to join the team of mentors of the GUIDed Junior and share your experience outside the University (apply to the Career and Education Centre by email

The main task of the mentor is to communicate with pupils and provide the answers to their questions about studies, activities at the University and introduce the student life.


Peer mentor

The students of all study cycles, all years of studies (except for the first year of the first study cycle) can become peer mentors. The registration for peer mentors is conducted annually, on 1-31 May.


  • Be an advanced student;
  • Decide that you want and can devote your free time to the first year students;
  • When the registration begins, fill in the registration form for peer mentors available in the Academic Information System (AIS);
  • Actively participate in the training for peer mentors and other meetings of the mentors.


If you feel that the module you have completed has not been difficult for you, you can and are willing to help others, you are invited to join the team of tutors (apply to the Career and Education Centre by email

I joined the team of tutors because I wanted to test myself with a range of new activities, to share my knowledge and experience with other students and to help them reach their objectives. I’m highly motivated by the positive feedback I receive from the students and their aims to excel.
Tutor Sima Šarlauskaitė



Agneta Bieliauskienė

Mentorship programme coordinator

Studentų g. 67, Kaunas
phone: +370 603 94361


Faculty coordinators

Faculty of Chemical Technology Joana Solovjova
School of Economics and Business Jūratė Maščinskienė
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Agnė Citovič
Faculty of Informatics Gintarė Lukoševičiūtė
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Teresa Moskaliovienė
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design Daiva Mikučionienė
Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business Nida Kvedaraitė
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Ulrika Varankaitė
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Milienė Audronė