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The SHTM Mentorship Programme helps participating students to learn more about the hospitality & tourism industry and gain career contacts. Once a student has been paired with a student mentor, it is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the mentor. Throughout the year, the student will personally meet with his/her mentor five times. In-between meetings, he/she should communicate with the mentor frequently via email and telephone, fostering not only friendship but mutual trust. The School encourages students to ask their mentor anything and everything they can, to help them learn the industry's "unwritten rules".
Student mentors will serve as advisors, coaches, and counsellors to their assigned student mentees, influencing their progress and helping to create a competent, qualified up-and-coming workforce, which in turn benefits the hospitality and tourism industry as a whole. In return for sharing their expertise and experience, the programme provides an excellent opportunity for mentors to identify and recruit talented and promising graduates, as well as added status within the industry stemming from their guidance roles.
Each mentor is required to meet with their mentee(s) five times per year, and to keep in touch at other times by telephone and email. Student mentees will ask many questions in their efforts to gain knowledge about the industry, ranging from simple enquires about resume writing to more complex requests about interpersonal relations in the workplace.
The SHTM distributes programme application forms to all eligible students, usually in November, and matches each approved applicant with a student mentor.
Alumni applicants should have at least five years of experience in the hotel and tourism industry. The School also recruits non-alumni applicants such as senior-level or experienced personnel in hotels, travel agents and catering organisations.
To learn more about the SHTM Mentorship Programme, please contact:
Dr Eric Chan
Tel: +852 3400-2163
Fax: +852 2362-9362
Student Mentorship Programme application form