The “2021/2022 Alumni Mentorship Scheme” (AMS) co-organized by the Alumni and Development Office (ADO) and the Career Development Centre (CDC) has commenced in October, which attracted participation of more than 120 alumni and students. Due to the pandemic outbreak, the opening ceremony was held online on 9 October 2021 (Saturday).
Representatives of ADO and CDC introduced via zoom the nature of the scheme, different activities and the roles of mentors and mentees to the participants. When senior alumni mentor Fong Peng Long shared his past experiences with the participants, he said: “The scheme has not only offered a platform for mentors to share their experiences with the next generation, but also assisted them to come up with more innovative ideas through communicating with young people.” He also encouraged mentees to stay connected and learn from their mentors to grow together through the scheme. Afterwards, mentors and mentees were divided into small groups to share their ideas, and both parties were eager to see each other in the upcoming group activities.
“Alumni Mentorship Scheme” matches alumni with current students based on their backgrounds and interests, where alumni with at least three years of work experiences act as mentors. The scheme aims to encourage alumni to give back to their alma mater through giving advice, and sharing their work and life experiences with the mentees. Moreover, it also creates opportunities for mentees to broaden their social networks through communicating with mentors from different professional sectors. This year, the scheme runs from October 2021 to January 2022. During the period, mentors and mentees will be invited to join a series of exciting group activities to enhance their engagement in the scheme.