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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.

February end of application
available seats


Join the exclusive masterclasses from our industry experts

06th March
Navigating the Future: The MegaTrend ChatGPT
45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
In an era where (generative) AI is transforming personal, professional, and business landscapes, grasping its essence becomes paramount. This masterclass “Navigating the Future: The MegaTrend ChatGPT” will provide a short introduction into the fundamental concepts of generative AI, examine its impact across various careers now and in the future as well as its broader implications to different parts of society. Additionally, this talk will delve into the latest research and innovations within the generative AI field.

Christian Warmuth

AI Engineer - Innovation Office I SAP

Christian Warmuth is an AI Engineer at SAP Signavio, where he drives innovations in business process management by integrating product discovery, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. He holds a Master’s degree in Data Engineering/Data Science from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam, Germany. Christian Warmuth leverages his expertise to contribute to the AI learning community, creating and teaching online courses on Introduction to AI and Generative AI on openHPI, successfully engaging over 50,000 participants.
18th March
Personal Brand Building - defining your Unique Shining Proposition
45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
While preparing for and working on your career, it will become more and more important to build your personal brand by truly understanding who you are, what you want and why you should be invited to have a seat at the famous table of your choice. This masterclass will help you discover and position yourself as a brand by defining your USP, the unique shining proposition. Let’s find yours and shape your future career early!

Griselda Welsing

Client Partner Lead I Pinterest

In her 20-year career as a Digital Marketing & Sales Expert, Griselda Welsing has worked in different companies like at Google within Tech, L’Oréal Germany on the corporate side and at Grey Global Group in advertising, where she was able to shape an all-round industry insights based multichannel perspective on all things Brand Building and Marketing. Griselda is enthused by companies & brands with a strong purpose, as she is convinced it is in the responsibility of all of us to impact our societies to the better
27th March

Panel Discussion with Global Mentors

45 Minutes Masterclass
15 Minutes Q&A
Ekrem Namazci

Ekrem Namazci

Chief Executive Officer

Our global mentors for this program

Here is our list of industry experts for this 8th trip

Ekrem Namazci

Chief Executive Officer

Carmela Soldato

Hafsia Kebbal-Levin

Director Learning & Development

Ersin Ustsoy

Digital Transformation Director
TAV Operation Services

Mario Truss

Analytics, AI & Personalization Consultant

Kate Nazarova

Data Scientist

Emrah Eroglu

Head of Order to Cash Logistics
Siemens Healthineers

Darya Yegorina

Katie Jette

HR Director

Nicholas Palmer

Vice President of Global Sales

Meet the mentors

Program schedule

06. Feb. – 19. Feb.

Registration opens for students

19. Feb - 24. Feb.

Matching and confirmation of Mentees

27. Feb.

Briefing +  Mentorship Workshop

27. Feb. - 02. Apr.

Mentorship begins (7 weeks)

02. Apr.

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 19. February to 05. April 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 19th February, 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 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.