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Mentorship

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s first strategic objective is "To enhance the all-round development of students, particularly in the areas of global outlook, critical and creative thinking, strong sense of social and national responsibility, cultural appreciation, ability to pursue life-long learning, entrepreneurship and leadership". Towards this objective, the BEEE Mentorship Programme was established in 2002, aiming to enable all our BEng full-time students to join the Programme and build a partnership between a mentor and mentees.


The objectives for the mentoring relationship are:

  • to foster a caring and supportive relationship
  • to encourage the mentee to develop to his/her fullest potential
  • to help the mentee develop his/her vision and aspiration for the future
  • to help groom the mentee to be a "preferred graduate"

 


Postponement Announcement

Due to uncertainties caused by COVID-19 pandemic, BEEE decided to postpone the online Kick-off Meeting, scheduled to be held on 11 March 2022, Friday. The new date will be announced in due course. (7 March 2022)

 


What is BEEE Mentorship Programme?
The BEEE Mentorship Programme is designed to foster a caring and supportive relationship between a mentor and a mentee. In the Programme, each of our full-time BEEE students can be nurtured by a mentor who is a mature, wise and caring member of the working world (match one mentor to at most three mentees). Such mentor-mentee relationship is expected to last until the graduation of the mentee.

What are the activities between Mentors and Mentees?
While face-to-face contact, such as lunches or office visits, is highly desirable, steady communication through emails, social media, letters and phone calls are also possible options.

How often do Mentors and Mentees meet?
Regular and consistent contacts between the two parties, about once every two months are encouraged (depends on the schedules of parties).

Handout for Mentors
Handout for Mentees

Regardless of the specific aim, mentoring is fundamentally about learning and development. You may want to learn to cope in times of change, overcome difficulties or grasp opportunities. The essential quality of mentoring is that this learning and development is a proactive, positive and generally enjoyable choice for both the mentor and mentee.

 

Benefits to you, the mentor

Being a mentor is challenging and stimulating! You can develop coaching and counselling skills, many of which are transferable to your personal and working life. You may acquire a greater understanding of issues through reflecting on them with your mentee, which can revitalize your interest in work. As you are older than your mentee, you may enjoy the contact and insights you get into the next generation and also increase your range of networks. You will probably feel considerable personal satisfaction when your mentee reports success, and from the knowledge that you are ‘putting something back’ into the system.

 

Benefits to you, the mentee
  • Personal Benefits:
    • Development skills and insights in order to move forwards
    • Gaining support through a period of change
    • Being helped to realize a personal dream
    • Greater motivation and more self-reliance
    • More realistic goal-setting and fuller achievement of these goals

  • Career Benefits:
    • Help to know more about the construction industry
    • Help to identify and secure a job
    • Support for a professional training or development programme, leading to exams and qualifications
    • Help to get established in the building services industry or a professional role

 

  • Get a Mentorship Certificate!

To encourage regular communications between mentees and their mentors, each mentee needs to continuously log the events conducted.
Upon finishing the Programme, only those mentees who return to the General Office the log sheet, with minimum 2 events per year properly recorded and countersigned by their mentors, will be given a certificate. If, however, a mentee does not submit the log sheets by 31 August of the graduating year, the Office will not issue to him/her the aforesaid certificate.

BEEE Mentorship Programme - Log Sheet

 

Mentors

If you care about the future of the Building Service Engineering (BSE) profession, want to make a difference to Hong Kong’s potential impact within the BSE industry and have the flair to inspire, you are the kind of person who would give so much to talented young people who have chosen BSE for their future career.

Now, we are looking for individuals who have the ability and understanding:

  • to foster a caring and supportive relationship
  • to encourage the mentee to develop their fullest potential
  • to help the mentee cultivate a vision and aspirations for the future
  • to help prepare the mentee become a "preferred graduate" for industry

 

Just click HERE to become a mentor NOW!

 

Mentees

The BEEE distributes programme application forms to stage 2 BEng full-time students (current Year 2 and new Senior Year students), usually in January, and matches each applicant with a student mentor.

 

Note: Not every student may be able to join the mentorship programme, as it depends on the number of mentors available. Priority is given to students who are able to attend the kick-off Meeting.

 

Letter to the Mentors 2021/22
Letter to the Mentees 2021/22

 

To learn more about the BEEE Mentorship Programme, please contact

 
          
Ms. Ivy Leung

Assistant Officer


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