"A new episode rather than a farewell": Kick Off & Farewell Event 2023 of the TANDEM Mentoring Programs.


About 85 mentees, some mentors, and other guests attended the two-hour kick-off and closing event of the mentoring programs via Zoom on February 08, 2023. Gitta Doebert, TANDEMdok, and Kati Korst, TANDEMstud and TANDEMplus, led through the evening.


After greetings by Professor Sabine Brück-Dürkop Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development, and Dr. Ralitsa Petrova-Stoyanov, Head of IGaD, the virtual handover of certificates to the participants of the 2022 program rounds took place. Before the farewell, they reviewed their experiences during the past year in entertaining speeches.

After that the new participants then introduced themselves and finally all met in groups in virtual rooms.

"More like a new chapter than a goodbye," is how one of the fresh alumnae described the joy of staying connected and planning joint activities in the future.

The acceptance of the new cohorts was once again preceded by very successful application phases, and demand for the TANDEM mentoring programs remains high.