FASS Mentorship Programme

Introduction

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Background

The FASS Mentorship Programme (FASSMP), established in 2006, provides a link between FASS undergraduates and successful FASS alumni. Established alumni will mentor students by providing insights on specific career sectors and how to chart a career path ahead. The programme also aims to:

  • Facilitate students’ personal, career and leadership development
  • Connect FASS students with alumni
  • Cultivate FASS-alumni relations by engaging alumni as worthy role models to students
  • Create a platform for alumni’s contribution to the development of FASS, and personal enrichment to themselves
  • Provide opportunities for FASS students to learn about work and life outside of the university.

How does the FASS Mentorship Programme work?

FASS alumni and current students will complete online registration forms that collect information to facilitate the matching process. As far as possible, mentees are paired with mentors who have expertise in their declared career interests, and mentors are paired with students with the relevant profiles.

We will notify the student applicants and the mentors of the matching outcome by mid-November, prior to the Welcome Dinner early next year.


Period of Commitment

The programme will last for one year from January to December. As a general guideline, we recommend mentors and mentees to commit to:

  • A minimum of four meetings, which can be in the form of face-to-face discussions, tea/lunch appointments, office visits, etc.
  • If these are not possible, text messages, email exchanges, phone chats, skype, or a combination of the above, can also be used to stay connected during the mentorship period.
  • Meetings can include advice on matters relating to their specific job sectors or industries, planning for career progression, professional practices, personal development, etc. To maximize their learning experience, the mentee will work out a plan, outlining the key focus and specific areas that they would like to work on, to strengthen their overall profile. They will be guided on this process during the mentorship briefing.

Timeline of Events

There are at least two planned events over the one-year period of the mentorship programme. Mentees and mentors should attend these events, as these are great platforms to catch up, and to network with others participating in the mentorship programme.

  • Mentorship Briefing session: To guide the mentees on how to maximize their learning experience during the mentorship period.
  • Welcome and Appreciation Dinner: An event for mentors to meet with their mentees from the past year, as well as to be introduced to their mentees for the upcoming year. Mentors may also invite their mentees from past years to join us for the dinner. 

Note to mentees: If your assigned mentor is unable to attend the Dinner, make contact with him/her to arrange a separate date and time to meet or speak, and make the most of your time at the Dinner by connecting with other alumni mentors and mentees present.

 

October 2019

Mentorship application closes

November 2019 

Notification of selection outcome

January 2019 

Mentorship Briefing session for selected mentees 

January/February 2020

Welcome and Appreciation Dinner

 


Terms and Conditions

Please click here to download the Terms and Conditions. By joining this Programme, mentors and mentees accept and agree to the Terms and Conditions. 

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