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Alumni Mentor Programme

This mentoring programme is designed to provide you with support and guidance in your transition to the labour market.

Its aim is to develop your skills and competencies so you can find work or create your own business.

The programme takes advantage of the expertise of Senior Alumni for providing advice to final-year students at and Junior Alumni from the Universitat de Girona. 

AVAILABLE MENTORS

 Dr Mònica Ricou 

Teacher at the University of Girona 

Advice:

  • About work regulations and social security.
  • If you want to start a business or have an operational company and you have doubts, I offer to share my knowledge in my area of expertise, law, to help you.
  • Orientation aimed at people looking to take part in competitive entrance exams.
  • If you are students of law, politics and social work or junior alumni in these areas of expertise, I can guide you in your labour insertion process.

Times:

Professional biography:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Law, UPF
  • Doctorate in Law, UdG
  • Continuous education: courses, postgraduates and attendance of meetings and congresses linked mainly with the area of labour law and social security, work auditing, prevention of labour risks, and the gender perspective.
  • I have taken part in competitive entrance exams for the civil service. I have helped others prepare and been a member of the competitive exams tribunal for the local administration.

Professional path:

  • Work and social security consultancy and lawyer in the private sector
  • Disseminator of changes in legislation, among others.
  • I have worked in the public administration
  • Active member of the Gender Perspective Network at the UdG and the Teaching Innovation Group at the Faculty of Law.
  • Research career The doctoral thesis was the starting point for a research career in spheres of law relating to health, labour health, risk prevention, accidents at work and professional illnesses, paying special attention to the gender perspective. This research is based on actively listening to the affected sectors and real life to be able to disseminate information afterwards with articles or monographs. I do not understand research, but rather that there is a practical vision.

Núria Reixach 

Secondary school and vocational training teacher 

Advice:

  • Advice to students and young professionals on how to find work in the fields of language and philology

Times:

Professional biography:

  • Undergraduate degree in Catalan Philology and Romance Philology from the UdG
  • Master in Lexicon and Linguistic Communication from the UB
  • Master in Teacher Training from the UNIR

Professional path:

  • Proofreader at the Institute of Catalan Studies’ proofreading service
  • Linguistic technician for the Dictionary of Contemporary Catalan at the Institute of Catalan Studies
  • Linguistic technician and teacher at Consortium for Linguistic Normalisation
  • Proofreader for the newspaper El Punt

Josep Comas

Freelance

Advice:

  • Work on information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • For entrepreneurs’ technological projects
  • ICT consulting in the field of medicine

Times:

Professional biography:

  • Technical Engineer in Computer Management, UdG
  • Master in Business Administration and Management (MBA), University of Girona Foundation: Innovation and Training
  • Lifelong training: courses and lectures related with technology and entrepreneurship

Professional path:

  • IT consultant
  • Teacher of courses on programming, office tools and business intelligence.
  • Organisation of meetings with companies
  • Creation of technology awards
  • Head of department developing technological projects (digitisation, fleet management, etc.)
  • IT specialist for the public administration, in the field of health - Catalan Health Institute
  • Customised training
  • Computer assembly, installation of software, configuration of equipment, networks

Aurelio Escobar

Consultant expert in Information and Communication (ICT) and Digital Technologies

Advice:

  • Definition of professional goals
  • Advice on possible career paths, in line with personal profile
  • Support for entrepreneurship
  • Guidance for people who wish to work in the public administration or to build an academic career

Times:

Professional biography:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical Architecture
  • Master in intelligent city management
  • MBA in innovation and communication

Professional path:

  • Technology consultant for public administration projects, providing technical assistance for digital transformation and the implementation of new artificial intelligence tools.
  • Active member of different expert groups within the European Commission related to the development of sectoral strategies, the evaluation of documents and funding applications.
  • Specialised technical support for local government bodies.
  • Freelance advisor supporting companies on project development.

 Alberto Gutiérrez

Coordinator for client marketing plans and sales manager – Schneider Electric

Advice:

  • Humanistic as well as more technical marketing and sales for all profiles.
  • I have a special interest in being able to show the most technical profiles the labour options open to them in the sphere of sales.

Timetable: Monday, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Every week - REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Industrial Engineer

Professional path:

  • Sales management
  • Head of connected offers
  • Product manager
  • Sales engineer
  • Sales specialist
  • Management assistant

 Dr Eduard Carrera 

Teacher at the University of Girona 

Advice:

    • Providing ongoing support for students or alumni from the area of social work, social education and other university degrees who are finishing or have finished their studies and are seeking social and labour orientation in the sphere of social and community work or community mediation.
    • Space for reflection and shared learning about social community work and community mediation.
    • Support in the search for resources, training courses and more.

Times: Thursday, from 3 pm to 4 pm. Every 15 days.REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Economist, UB
  • Holder of an undergraduate degree in Work Sciences, UOC
  • Master in Political Analysis, UOC
  • Postgraduate in resolution of public conflicts and community mediation, UdG Foundation
  • Doctor in Education, UdG with the thesis “Social innovation, poverty and vulnerability. Small municipalities and the city of Olot and the challenge of social cohesion”

Professional path:

  • Member of the research group on childhood, youth and community (LIBERI) at the UdG.
  • Supervisor to mediators with Girona Provincial Council between 2014 and 2016.
  • Coordinator and director of courses and postgraduates in the resolution of public conflicts and community mediation, UdG Foundation and the Comprehensive Plan for Roman People, by the Government of Catalonia.
  • From 2009 to June 2023: Community officer with social services in the Garrotxa area for the neighbourhood and community life project.

Ramses Bruy Pérez 

Teacher and head of department, Ministry of Education, Government of Catalonia 

Advice:

    • Orientation in the search for first jobs linked to studies pursued.
    • Orientation in preparing for job interviews; essentials to take into account.
    • Orientation in the transfer from university to the world of work.
    • Discovering the teaching profession. Doubts, strategies and initial orientation.
    • Orientation for the entrepreneurship.
    • Human relations in work environments: managing human interaction.

Times: Friday, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Once a week.REQUEST APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pedagogy, University of Girona
  • Master’s in Psychopedagogy, UOC
  • Postgraduate in System Pedagogy for the Integrating Institute
  • Postgraduate in Expert in Training in Labour Environments for the University of Valencia
  • Level C1 in English and Level C2 in Catalan

Professional path:

  • Teacher within the framework of training and insertion programmes
  • Centre advisor
  • Teacher of diversity groups in compulsory secondary education
  • Junior research collaborator social and education research projects at the UdG.
  • Specialist in employment and manager of labour insertion programmes. Person in change of work teams.
  • Business prospector.
  • Specialist in the management of training programmes for newly arrived people as part of the initial reception process.

Lídia Salve Alonso

Senior specialits in Business Travel

Advice:

  • Work orientation, motivation and emotional support to discover and develop economic activities in line with your life goals.

Times:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, from 6 pm to 7 pm. 
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Diploma in Tourism
  • Training in foreign languages at several levels (English, French, German, Italian)
  • Training in human resources management
  • Training in leadership
  • Training in time organisation and management
  • Training in complaints and customer service
  • Training in digital marketing
  • Training in self-knowledge and personal growth 

Professional path:

  • Extensive professional experience in various companies in the restaurant and services sector.
  • Reception, sale and customer support in different trades.
  • Travel agent (holiday and travel business)
  • Head of local delegation.
  • Creation and management of e-commerce in cycling products.
  • Communication and online promotion of projects relating to well.being, health and personal growth.
  • Head of national and international customer service in music start-ups in Catalonia.

 

 Pau Martín Machín

Adjunct lecturer at the University of Girona for the master of education for teaching staff and teacher of social studies in Secondary Education

Advice:

  • Labour insertion orientation for future teachers.

Opening times:

Professional biography:

  • Graduated in History at the University of Barcelona in 2002.
  • Certificate in Teaching Aptitude from the University of Barcelona in 2002.
  • Master in communication and cultural heritage from the University of Girona in 2006.
  •  Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2021.

Professional path:

  • Teaching in Social Sciences in various secondary schools in the county of Girona from 2007 until the present.
  • Mentoring for trainees from the Master in Teacher Training.
  • Adjunct lecturer at the University of Girona since the 22-23 academic year.
  • Impartint l'assignatura <<Valors i Coneixements per a la Ciutadania del Demà>> dins el Màster de Formació del Professorat.
  • Currently working at the Institute Josep Brugulat in Banyoles.

Dr Joan San Molina

Emeritus professor at the University of Girona (UdG), member of the  Department of Medical Sciences.

Advice you want to put into practice

  • Professional orientation in medical sciences.

Mentoring timetable:

Professional biography:

  • Doctor in medicine specialising in anatomy and human embryology, with neuroscience as the specific area of knowledge.

Professional path:

  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Girona.
  • Full professor of human anatomy, UdG.
  • Full professor of anatomy and human embryology, University of Barcelona (UB).

Hector de Prado Herrero

European OITT Programmes officer

Advice you want to put into practice

  • Orientation about possible professional openings and work opportunities with science studies.
  • Orientation about preparing job interviews
  • Advice on opting for an international stay.
  • Academic career possibilities in the University of Girona.

Mentoring timetable:

  • Thursday, from 5 pm to 6 pm.
  • First and third Thursday every month from 5 pm to 6 pm. 
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Holder of an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences, University of Girona;
  • Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change – Harvard Kennedy School.

Professional path:

  • Pre awards officer for European Programmes;
  • Promoter, carrying out support tasks from research and transfer projects;
  • Senior officer for the elaboration, management, supervision and justification of state and European projects in the social and scientific sphere;
  • State coordinator for climate change and renewable energy campaigns at ecologist NGO.

Anna Enrich

Coach, therapist and administrative and service staff of the University of Girona.

Advice:

  • Helping people to define their professional goals and look for the resources to attain them.
  • Learning to manage emotions and overcoming fear.
  • Resolving problems and conflicts.

Mentoring timetable:

  • Day of the week that you have mentoring: Wednesday
  • Times: from 6 pm to 7 pm
  • Regularity: Every 15 days
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Master in psychotherapy training and theory of the affective bond.
  • Expert master in coaching.
  • Postgraduate in leadership and personal development.
  • Course in brief and strategic therapy.
  • Specialist course in protocol and organisation of events.
  • Ongoing education in entrepreneurial management and in the sphere of psychology.

Professional path:

  • Coach and therapist.
  • Public administration staff.
  • Director of businesses units.
  • Office management.
  • Commercial management.
  • Tourist sector.

 Imma Güell Costa

Erasmus + project manager

Advice:

  • Orientation of career plan
  • About management of professional and personal projects
  • At present I provide support for students taking masters:
    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Inteligent Field Robotic System
    • Master in Intelligent Robotic Systems (MIRS)

Mentoring timetable:

  • Wednesday from 12 noon to 1 pm every fortnight
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Holder of a Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry, UdG
  • Doctorate in Chemistry, UdG
  • Postgraduate in toxicology, IL3 from the UB
  • Ongoing education: Courses, postgraduates and attendance at meeting and congresses linked to chemistry, toxicology and the pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, I have also taken many courses in managing stress, conflicts, time, NLP, negotiation techniques, team leadership, prioritisation of tasks and more.

Professional path:

  • Erasmus + project management
  • Chemistry Bachelor's Degree Tutor UNED
  • Toxicologist in a chemical-pharmaceutical company
  • Process Chemist R&D en una empresa químico-farmacèutica

 Ramon Güibas Ramada 

Retired early

Advice:

  • Sharing knowledge in the area of insurance companies.
  • Guidance for entrepreneurs interested in the commercialisation of insurance products.

Mentoring timetable:

Professional biography:

  • Technical training in company: field of insurance and sales techniques.
  • At present I am enrolled on the Formació 50 programme at the UdG.

Professional path:

  • Extensive professional experience in a Spanish insurance multinational, carrying out roles in administrative, technical and sales departments.
  • Over the last 14 years I have been an office director in different parts of Catalonia, advising in-house and external sales teams.

Gaetan Bladin

La Caixa and Ramón y Cajal postdoctoral researcher

Advice:

• For people interested in joining the industry or carrying out research in the water, chemical, chemical engineering and food industries.

Mentoring timetable:

  • Friday from 11 am to 12 noon
  • Frequency: every week. 
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

 • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry, France.

            • Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Water, France.

            • Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering, Belgium and Australia.

Professional path:

  • He has worked for 12 years in the chemical industry in private companies and for 12 years in academic research.
  • Senior researcher in the Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUIA - UdG). La Caixa Junior Leader fellow and lecturer. Ramón y Cajal fellow (from September 2024).
  • Postdoctoral researcher.
  • R&D engineer. Responsible for water and sludge treatment applications at Lhoist R&D (Belgium). Develops water treatment products/processes and provides technical customer support (auditing, sampling and technical diagnostics).

Maksym Rogovyi

Founder and director of Eco-Elta LLC (Ukraine) and Elta Development SRO (Czech Republic).

Advice:

  • General introduction to the economic aspects of climate change.
  • Financial and economic mechanisms used for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • The most promising areas and industries resulting from climate change.

Mentoring timetable:

Professional biography:

  • PhD in Economics.
  • Master’s Degree in Information Security.
  • Validator/verifier of certified emission reduction projects.

Professional path:

  • Vice president of marketing for an industrial group of six companies.
  • Director of the leading institution for the design and development of high-voltage power grids in Ukraine.
  • Participated in the development of Ukraine’s National Emission Reduction Programme.
  • Has developed over 10 emission reduction projects.

Mentoring language: English or Spanish.

Anna Roca Torrent

Adjunct lecturer in the Department of Geography

Advice:

  • Orientation and skills acquisition to roll out action in areas linked to agriculture, food, territory and society (strategic plans, action plans, social and territorial plans, reports, participatory processes, project preparation, development of action programmes etc).
  • Advice aimed at starting a company.
  • Support for students and graduates who are part of working groups and have to engage in participation tasks, the organisation of methodological techniques and multidisciplinary networking for conceptualisation and territorial diagnosis with the goal of assessing and putting forward methodologies, strategies and agricultural and food challenges.

Mentoring timetable:

  • Mondays from 6 pm to 7 pm. 
  • Frequency: every week
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Geography
  • Consultant for territorial management projects and agricultural dynamisation.

Professional path:

  • Consultant for agroterritorial dynamics rthrough action and training alike
  • Experience in designing programmes and projects of a regional and local nature, and in quantitative and qualitative methodologies of analysis and interpretation
  • Coauthor of L’Agenda del Pagès (PuntAvui), co-publisher of Percepcions de l’espai agrari periurbà (2013, Agroterritory), coauthor ofAlimentem Barcelona. Guia pràctica per impulsar estratègies alimentàries locals (2022, Barcelona Provincial Council) and of Visca la Terra (2023, Rosa dels Vents).

Sílvia Grau Parramon

Adjunct lecturer and developer.

Advice:

  • In subjects related to the cultural and creative entrepreneurship
  • To persons interested in working economic promotion in municipal areas of culture, tourism, among others.

Mentoring timetable:

  • Monday from 3 pm to 4 pm and Friday from 4 pm to 5 pm
  • Periodicity: every fifteen days
  • APPOINTMENT

Professional biography:

  • Teacher in the University of Girona
  • Management of international and national projects

Professional path:

  • Adjunct lecturer, Faculty of Tourism, University of Girona. Subjects: Management of Cultural Heritage and Management of Cultural Tourism Projects, 2009 until the present.
  • Business agent of national and international area projects, University of Girona, 2020 until the present.
  • Management of international practicals, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (Vic), 2016-2020.
  • General Manager, Network of Spanish-Americans Towns of Catalonia (Begur), 2009 – 2013.
  • Technique of culture and coordination of Plan of Municipal Culture, Town Council of Girona, 2011.
  • Coordinator of projects, Foundation Bosch and Gimpera – UB, 2007.
  • Technique of International Cultural Cooperation Foundation Interarts (Barcelona), 2004 – 2007.

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