Mentoring Programme - Coltiviamoci

The 6th edition of the Coltiviamoci programme is here! Apply from 5 to 25 March 2024 to become a mentee.
For further information, check out the ‘How to participate?’ section.

What is it?

Since 2019, Coltiviamoci is the University mentoring programme promoted by the Career Service in collaboration with the CF Alumni Association. Mentoring is a training methodology in which someone with more experience in a given professional sector – the mentor – and one with less experience – the mentee – form a collaborative relationship aimed at allowing the latter to acquire knowledge and develop specific professional skills.

Through one-on-one interaction and discussion with their mentor, the mentee has the chance to reflect on their skills and gain valuable information and useful strategies for their personal and professional growth.
As the name “Coltiviamoci” (‘Let’s cultivate ourselves’) suggests, it is a relationship to be cultivated, in order for it to grow and bear fruit.

The programme is carried out over the course of 6 meetings, defined independently between mentors and mentees, in person and/or remotely, preceded by targeted training sessions, two for mentors and one for mentees.

Fields of expertise

  • Environment and Chemistry
  • Italian and Foreign Sales
  • Culture and Events
  • Finance
  • Training
  • ICT – Digital Transformation
  • Management
  • Marketing and Communication
  • International Relations
  • Human Resources

Who is it addressed to?

Master’s and third-year bachelor’s students from all subject areas (Economics, Languages, Science and Humanities) are invited to participate as mentees.
Professionals with at least five years of experience in their organisations can become mentors. 

What services does it offer?

Coltiviamoci offers a vocational and tutoring service by matching students with professionals on the basis of their work experience, the professional area in which they work, the affinity of their profile with the disciplinary areas of origin and the interests of the participants involved.

The selected students will meet and work alongside professionals from the Ca' Foscari Career Service network and the CF Alumni association, experiencing first-hand the rhythms, responsibilities, organisation and work-life balance of professionals as part of a path of growth with goals aligned with their own professional aspirations.

What is the added value of Coltiviamoci?

Mentee side
  • Increased self-confidence and awareness of one's skills and career aspirations

  • the career path orientation
  • Ideas, discovery of passions and personal characteristics developed over a medium- and long-term career path
  • Useful tips for finding a job and structuring a job search (CV and covering letter)
  • Intergenerational discussions
  • Open, judgment-free dialogue


Mentor side
  • An opportunity to support and accompany the professional growth of Ca’ Foscari students by dedicating their time to them
  • An opportunity to get involved and step out of one's comfort zone
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Reflection on one's career path
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Intergenerational discussions
  • Open, judgment-free dialogue

How to participate?

  1. Browse the ebook, available in the Personal Area (Placement section > Programma di  mentoring), with the available mentors. Students can choose up to 2 mentors on the basis of their educational background and professional ambitions. The mentors with an English description will accept students who do not speak Italian.
  2. Fill out the application form by 25 March 2024, available in the Personal Area, attaching a CV and the motivation letters (one for each mentor).
  3. After the application deadline, the Career Service will coordinate the matching between students and professionals.
  4. Selected candidates will be contacted for an orientation and preparatory meeting.

Professionals with at least 5 years of experience in their organisations can apply. More than 90 mentors are currently participating in the initiative. To apply to join the Coltiviamoci network, please send your CV to
The service offered by mentors is free and voluntary in the spirit of 'giving back'.

After the start of the programme, the relationship between mentor and mentee will be managed independently. The Career Service staff will always be available to offer support in the event of any problems or difficulties in the management of the programme.
A certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the programme.
Grow your potential, cultivate your talents: participate in Coltiviamoci!
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Last update: 17/04/2024