SIT Alumni Mentoring Cycle 6 Breaks Pairing Records
Enthusiastic support from SITizens carries the SIT Alumni Mentoring Programme into its sixth cycle.
The fresh cycle of the SIT Alumni Mentoring Programme started off with the first meetups on 26th April and 11th May 2023 at WeWorks @ Suntec, with record-breaking of 114 pairs. This marks a tremendous breakthrough for the event with close to 50% of returning mentors and more participants from various degree programmes signing up for this sixth cycle.
This new round of mentorship pairings met up for the first time and they got to know more about each other over a buffet dinner. After a short networking session, SITizens were briefed on goal setting responsibilities and milestones to achieve for the programme. Each group then gathered to discuss their desired outcome, the timeline to accomplish their goals, and of course, healthy boundaries for the collaborative relationship to flourish.
A mentor-mentee pair from Accountancy, Ms Michelle Eng and Ms Chloe Tan, share the same view of building meaningful relationships with people. A returning mentee for the second time, Year-1 student Ms Tan’s eagerness to learn from others’ journeys was a big push factor for her participation. She adds: “Despite my natural introversion, I thoroughly enjoy having valuable conversations with like-minded individuals.”
Motivated by her positive experiences from previous mentoring cycles, SIT alumnus Ms Eng, an internal auditor with 5 years of working experience, finds it fulfilling to share her knowledge and insights. She recalls the challenges she faced during her days as one of the pioneer batches of students from SIT. She says: “I wished I had the support back then, and this inspired me to become the mentor that can provide the guidance I needed to my mentees now.”
By the end of the session, each pairing has completed their Mentoring Agreement Form and are set to embark on their journey of mentoring. We wish all mentors and mentees a fruitful learning journey to achieve new heights!
SITizens eager to learn from their seniors with working experience in the respective industries.