Professional Mentorship Programme
What are the objectives of Professional Mentorship Programme
Professional Mentorship Programme (PMP) aims at offering opportunities for students to grow and build self-esteem through a positive and supportive professional relationship. Students benefit from the PMP where senior executives offer advice and guidance on professional development and career planning. Through the PMP, students are able to:
- acquire social and interpersonal skills
- develop their potential, values and aspirations
- pursue a professional career
- live up the employers’ expectations
- respond constructively to real world challenges
What are the roles of Mentors?
Mentors will serve as advisor, coaches and counsellors by sharing experience with mentees on social and communication techniques, leadership and management skills and advising mentees on issues related to their academic and personal growth and development.
Who can be mentors?
All PolyU alumni and friends, professionals, potential employers of our students and social dignitaries are invited to participate.
A mentor is suggested to take on average 2 mentees at second or third year bachelor level.
How can one be a mentor?
The Departmental Mentorship Liaison Officer will invite alumni or industrial practitioners to become mentors before commencement of each academic year. Individual mentor will not choose their particular mentees but can indicate preference, if any. The Departmental Mentorship Liaison Officer will be responsible for the mentor-mentee matching. Mentor-mentee re-matching is available on a case-by-case basis.
If you wish to serve as a mentor, you are most welcome to contact the following academic colleague in the Department to understand more about the Professional Mentorship Programme:
Dr Annie Ko
Tel: 3400 2124
Who can be mentees?
All Senior Year 1, Year 2, 3 and Final Year students of the BBA (Hons) in Management and BBA (Hons) in Marketing programme are eligible to join the PMP.
Mentees do not choose their mentor, but they can indicate areas of preference, if any. The Departmental Mentorship Liaison Officer will be responsible for the mentor-mentee matching. Mentor-mentee re-matching is available on a case-by-case basis. The department reserves the right to take a mentee off the program (temporarily or permanently) should undesirable behavior be reported and confirmed, e.g. repeated ignoring the mentor without proper notice/reason.