The alumni of the PEXIM Foundation launched a mentorship initiative aimed at undergraduate students in Serbia and North Macedonia. The aim of the initiative is to show that top universities and successful careers are within the reach of every student in Serbia and that the PEXIM Foundation alumni are there to support them every step of the way.
The event was organised in the Start-Up Center of Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, gathering around 30 students from the Faculties of Economics, Law, Organisational Sciences and Physics, University of Belgrade.
The informal gathering was split into four parts:
First, the alumni of the PEXIM Foundation presented the mission and the work of the Foundation, discussed the scholarship opportunities and gave advice on preparing applications for Cambridge University.
In the second part of the gathering, Tijana Gajić, Executive Director of the PEXIM Foundation, shared her 10+ years-long experience in finance, business, leading teams and mentoring younger colleagues. She shared advice on how to manage a career, starting from the university years, through first internship positions, and the first months of a new job.
The third part consisted of presenting the mentorship initiative – in the coming months, several students of Serbia and North Macedonia will have the opportunity to be assigned a PEXIM Foundation alumnus as a mentor who will work closely with them and help them develop their potential in the desired direction. For the remaining students, further informal gatherings will be organised on different topics, as requested by the students during the meeting.
Lastly, the students had the opportunity to mingle with the PEXIM Foundation alumni and obtain further advice regarding their academic and professional aspirations.