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NTU x GDEXA Mentoring Program

Join the exclusive mentoring program

Our 6-week mentoring program, designed by GDEXA and Nanyang Technology University, offers the opportunity to work with top industry experts from Europe and the US.

Program participants will be matched with a mentor for 1:1 sessions and will also have the chance to attend three masterclasses led by industry thought leaders.

Video assessment (optional)

There is an optional Video Assessment segment (2 short videos), which must be submitted via NTU Launchpad. Pls note that students who submitted their video assessment will stand a better chance to be selected and assigned to a Global Mentor of their choice

Take advantage of the chance and receive one-on-one guidance.

September end of application
available seats


Join the exclusive masterclasses from our industry experts

to be announced

Business Development

45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
Henner Schliebs

Henner Schliebs

Regional Vice President

to be announced
"Building Bridges: Communication, Networking, and Self-Confidence in Tech"
45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
GDEXA Mentor - Kate Nazarova

Kate Nazarova

Data Scientist

to be announced

to be announced

45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
GDEXA Mentor - Ibo Hadad

Ibo Hadad

Enterprise Account Executive

Our global mentors for this program

Here is our list of industry experts for this 7th trip

Ersin Ustsoy

Digital Transformation Director
TAV Operation Services

Mario Truss

Technical Training Consultant

Kate Nazarova

Data Scientist

Henner Schliebs

Regional Vice President

Ibo Hadad

Jannik Reinhard

Senior Specialist Digitalization/ Solution Architect Intelligent Experience at BASF

Meryem Can

Senior Cloud Application Consultant

Matthias Vaterrodt

Nadia Karch

Senior Solution Architect

Nicholas Palmer

Vice President of Global Sales

Meet the mentors

Program schedule

30. Aug – 06. Sept.

Registration opens for students

07. Sept. - 17. Sept.

Matching of students to Mentors by CAO

18. Sept.

Briefing +  Mentorship Workshop for Talents

18. Sept. - 31. Oct.

Mentorship begins (7 weeks)

31. Oct.

Grande Final

Frequently Asked Questions

Answering most important questions
What is GDEXA?

GDEXA stands for Global Digital Excellence Association and is a non-profit organization providing students, fresh-graduates or young professional (Talents) a free mentorship for digital upskilling and work experience. Selected Mentors from around the world are coaching the Talents on a volunteer basis, mainly remotely, and sharing their expertise about industry trends, market insights and career advice.

You can view more info at their website:

What is the Global Mentorship programme with GDEXA about?

CAO has collaborated with GDEXA to provide 10 Mentors to mentor NTU students (Talents). This is the 7th run of the programme. Selected Talents will be matched to a Global Mentor to learn invaluable industry skills and experiences from the Mentors for a period of ~7 weeks, in these areas:

  • Personal Coaching
  • Career Advisory
  • Thought Leadership
  • Global Networking

Pls view more info about the Global Mentors in the Annexe or at the program website:  

When is the Mentorship period?

This Global Mentorship programme will take place from 18. September to 31. October 2023 (~7 weeks). This is a flexible, self-paced programme where virtual meetings are arranged between Mentors and Talents upon availability. Talents must commit to meeting their Mentors for at least 2 hours within this period.

How will CAO match me with a Global Mentor?

Students are to read through the list of available Mentors along with their experience and skills set (see pages 8-10) and indicate their preference during registration. After registration ends, CAO will work on the matching process based upon your interests and release the results via email. As a guide, 2-3 students (Talents) will be matched with 1 Mentor. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified by end September.

When are the meetings between Mentors and Talents?

Meetings will be held virtually through online conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom). The First Briefing will be scheduled in the week of 18 September, evening in Singapore time (SGT). As Mentors are located around the world, Talents must take the initiative to schedule online meetings with their chosen Mentors.

What are required from the Talents?

Talents are required to commit at least 2 hours during the programme period to meet their Mentors. Talents must prepare for the meetings before meeting the Global Mentors. There will also be two Masterclasses and one Panel discussion which are for all Talents to attend. At the end of the programme, there will be a Finale session (tentatively in week of 31 October) where all Talents will be asked to share their experiences. The session will be attended by all Talents, Mentors and CAO. Pls see pages 6-7 for an example of the commitment required.

What are the benefits for Talents who participate in this programme?

Talents will receive invaluable sharing of global exposure, industry specialized skills and experience from their Global Mentors.

Who should students contact if they have any questions about the programme?

Please refer to the FAQ or contact CAO at

How can students register for the programme?

This programme is open to NTU students from all programmes/ years of study.  

For new students, please register as a Mentee in our Community first via this link.