Figuring out how and where to start your future career is not an easy task. The QVARTZ mentoring programme is designed to help promising students make well-informed decisions regarding which career goals to pursue and how to achieve them. This year, 31 students with very different backgrounds have been chosen to participate in the programme, which runs in Oslo and Copenhagen. Last Thursday, they all met with their personal mentors and fellow mentees for the first time. Judging from the high level of energy and curiosity, we are certain that the next many months will offer many meaningful and inspiring conversations.