It is crucial for students to take an active role in managing their own
development and getting knowledge for further studies and to enter the
workforce. The Mentorship Program at SMCC serves to provide an opportunity for
incumbent F.5 students to gain from the experience and professional knowledge of
past St. Marians.
The program aims to:
provide information to
students to prepare them for further studies in universities of choice
share with students some
current practices in graduate recruitment across various industries
equip students with
knowledge for consideration in career planning
provide opportunities to
students for networking among alumni from various professions
foster a sense of
proactiveness in personal growth
1.Students will have an opportunity to express interest in
joining the program after an initial briefing. Participation is voluntary.
2.Communication sessions will be organized on:
getting into a
university of choice
preparing to enter
methods prevalent in the market for industries
3.Students will also have opportunities over the year to
meet with their assigned mentor(s) in group. Through these informal
meetings, students can gain a better understanding of a particular industry and
learn how to be better prepared for it.
The program will last for 1 year. It is suggested that
mentors and mentees may have meetings and communication sessions with the
mentors over the year.
Mentors will be past St. Marians who have volunteered to
share their experience and knowledge with incumbent F.5 students to prepare them
for the future.
Roles of a Mentor
The mentorís primary role in the mentorship program is to
facilitate discussion and sharing in the group. A mentor should:
provide mentees with and insight as to how to develop
skills and knowledge relevant to their discipline/career choice
share personal experiences with mentees, especially
personal qualities needed to achieve success
foster a sense of pragmatism through sharing both success
as well as failure stories
inculcate a sense of positive mindset and proactive
provide honest and candid feedback
Key attributes to successful mentoring
genuine interest and commitment to developing mentees
understanding the mindset of young mentees
adjusting information to the required needs of the
adequate preparation and structured discussion
facilitation skills to foster meaning discussion and
good listening skills
The Mentorship Programme for the school year 2018-19
has come to an end.
Thanks to all mentors for your support.