The FASS Mentorship Programme, established in 2006, provides a link between FASS undergraduates and successful FASS alumni. Providing insights on specific career sectors and how to get ahead, established alumni act as Mentors to guide students in charting a career path ahead.
Applications are submitted in Year 3 Semester 1, and the programme begins from January (Year 3 Semester 2) and ends in December (Year 4 Semester 1). Students who graduate early continue in the programme until the end of the year.
Application for 2019 mentorship has closed. Successfully matched mentees will be contacted soon.
- 4 meetings. Face-to-face meetings are best. These could be tea/lunch or office visits. But if these are not possible, text messages, email exchanges, phone chats, or a combination of these, are acceptable.
- Meetings could discuss matters relating to a specific work sector, career path development, and professional practices.
Mentees are expected to attend these four events:
The Briefing -- This is held Semester 2 Week 1 to inform Mentees of their Mentors, and what to expect during the mentorship year.
The Welcome dinner -- This is held in January (usually Semester 2 Week 2) at the start of the programme year. Mentors and their new Mentees are introduced to each other. Mentors are also encouraged to invite their past Mentees to this event.
The Thank you -- This end-of-programme event is held together with The Welcome dinner for the following year. It gives Mentees a chance to thank their Mentors and to meet next year's New Mentees. Often, experienced Mentors invite their Mentees from past years.
"Despite my mentor's busy schedule, she was always prompt in replying emails and met with me over meals. She even offered me an internship opportunity at the Singapore Tourism Board. At the end of this mentorship, I gained more than just career guidance and personal development. Mentees should not go into this programme with the mindset of leveraging on their mentors solely but to establish a two-way relationship in order to benefit more from mentorship." - Juvy Pang, Geography Major