List of Content
- Profiles of Mentees
- What mentees can gain
- Selection Criteria
- Profiles of Mentors
- Guide to a successful mentorship
- Seek Help
This programme is ideal for students who are:
- Interested in getting ahead in their career preparation, in a targeted industry or function
- Exploring options for a fulfilling career
- In the process of applying for roles in the targeted industry, and seeks to gain knowledge on what it takes to succeed
- Interested in establishing a professional network
- Keen to build their personal and professional brand, as they transit from university to corporate world
- Guidance in defining career goals, strategies and outcomes
- Develop a meaningful professional relationship with mentor
- Increase professional connections and network
- Gain knowledge of workplace expectations
- Build self-advocacy skills and confidence to be successful
- Access to potential internships and job opportunities, where applicable.
Students across all FASS majors, including those pursuing the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) (Environmental Geography specialisation) are welcome to apply. The selection criteria are as follow:
- Priority will be given to those who are in their penultimate year.
- Demonstrated their motivation and readiness to pursue a career in a chosen field.
- Enthusiastic and keen to achieve a better understanding of one’s career preferences, and how they could further strengthen their profile.
- Able to commit to regular contact with mentor.
- Keen to engage and follow-up with their mentors.
- Maintain an open mindset when exploring and considering their career options.
A mentor will guide you by sharing his/her career experience and provide information and advice, so you can make choices or take action on your own to work towards your desired career.
The mentors are FASS alumni who have graduated and worked for at least three years. Majority of the alumni have been in the workforce for more than 10 years, and have established themselves in various industries.
In general, your mentor can provide you with insights on:
- Work culture and environment
- Current job market situation
- Business etiquette
- Interview preparation
- How to network and create your personal brand
- Workplace visits
- Attendance at events
If your mentor offers the following, great! If not, they are not obliged to provide:
- CV writing techniques
- Hands-on experience in a ‘real project’
- Internship or job offers
- Sharing his/her network of personal contacts
The programme runs from January to December. Students who have been selected as mentees will be matched to a mentor latest by November, before the start of the programme in January. Between November to January of the following year, we strongly encourage mentees to be proactive and initiate contact with your mentor.
The success of a mentoring relationship is largely dependent on mentees’ abilities to engage their mentors. The mentees role is to seek guidance and constructive feedback on his/her professional development and career goals.
Mentees could maximize their learning by keeping these guidelines in mind:
Know your mentor and initiate contact
Prepare for meeting and develop a plan
Engage with your mentor