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The UNIVERSITAS Maria Verber Program for the Professional Advancement of Young Translators and Interpreters

Our offer for newcomers to the profession!

Target audience:
Student members of UNIVERSITAS Austria who are at the end of their studies or at the beginning of their professional career.

The Concept:
Association members with professional experience (mentors) offer newcomers to the profession (mentees) experience and support. Our goal is to pass on the most useful strategies to succeed in the profession. The aim is to support mentees in both their personal and professional development.

In contrast to coaching, mentors do not take a neutral position towards the person they are advising, but rather distinguish themselves by their special commitment.

Benefits for Mentees:

  • career (entry) support,
  • insight into the structures of the professional world,
  • networking opportunities,
  • opportunity to tap into formal and informal knowledge of experienced colleagues,
  • practice interpretation assignments (depending on availability),
  • integration into a network that can provide motivation and concrete support.

Benefits for Mentors:

  • fresh ideas and motivation,
  • reflection on your own work,
  • continuous development of interpersonal and communication skills,
  • contact with other mentors,
  • new opportunities for collaboration in the mentoring network

Are You Interested?
Contact the program manager (mentoring@universitas.org) or our office (info@universitas.org), stating your language combination, field of study, and address.

The Mentoring Guidelines are available for download in the members-only area of our website (available in German only).