Q: What’s included in the 189 eur price for the program?
A: This is a one-time fee for the whole season: January to June. For this fee you will be (1) assigned a mentor to work with during the season, (2) invited to number of events organized by top-notch tech companies from Lithuania, (3) have access to tech content sessions on the topic of your chosen tech track, (4) be a part of a like-minded women community and much more!
Q: Can I get a scholarship and how does it work?
A: Scholarships will be assigned to 10% of all 250 selected participants who will fill the request form (to be shared after the selection process is completed). Scholarship covers the full price of a program (189 eur). Criteria for granting a scholarship:
- Current financial situation: looking at responses to scholarship application
- Clear & achievable goal for the program: looking at both – scholarship and programme applications
- Motivation to join Women Go Tech: looking at feedback from the interviewers and scholarship application
- All applications will be evaluated by two Women Go Tech board members and a programme director based on the aforementioned criteria.
Q: Why is the program in English? What if I am not fluent at it?
A: To succeed in a tech world and build a career there is much easier if you speak and understand English. Most of the newest industry materials, courses and books are in English, international tech companies are looking for employees who are fluent in English as well.
Do not worry if you haven’t used your English skills for years now — with all the sessions being in English, soon you will revive your knowledge and it’ll be a great help for your future career!
Q: How will the participant selection process look like?
A: Firstly, our volunteering HR professionals team will review online application forms. Selected candidates will be invited to a 15-20 minute interview calls. Then, selected candidates will be matched with the mentors and the final communication email will be distributed mid-December. Criteria and online form can be found here: https://womengotech.com/become-a-mentee/
Q: How is the mentor assigned?
A: Our matching process is very thorough and detailed. We carefully read your application form as well as pay extra attention to the answers you give us during live interviews. Then we match your profile to available mentor profiles and make the best possible match! It’s not only about the experience and tech profile but about personality, too!
Q: Can I choose a mentor myself?
A: If you have someone in mind, feel free to mention this in your application form or during an interview. However, we cannot promise that you will have a specifically mentioned mentor but be sure — we may have someone that will pleasantly surprise you!
Q: How does the mentoring process look like?
A: Once you are assigned to a mentor, during the first call you both will agree on the frequency and format of your future communication, discuss the goals, align expectations, etc. We recommend having meetings/calls once or twice per month 1-2 hours long.
Q: Are all events mandatory to participate in?
A: Our program gives you the opportunity to meet the experts from a number of top-notch tech companies and broaden your horizons but it is up to you if you take it all. Yet, the more you attend, the better for YOUR personal career journey.
Q: How will the sessions / events be arranged: live or online?
A: Most of the content is planned online, however, based on Covid19 restrictions we aim to organize live events as well. Every month participants will receive a schedule with future events and their setup.