HSUHK Professional Mentorship Scheme
The HSUHK Professional Mentorship Scheme (恒大專業師友計劃) aims at providing valuable opportunities for HSUHK students to seek career advice and guidance from mentors who are seasoned professionals and senior executives from different industries.
During the scheme, mentors and mentees can decide upon their own meeting schedule. On the other hand, various social/ career activities will be organized by the SAO to further connect our large group of mentors and mentees. In case face-to-face meetings cannot be arranged due to the pandemic situation, students will also get the chance to interact with our mentors via online channels.
Programme period: January – August 2021
Eligibility: Full-time HSUHK undergraduates of all years
(Note: students who are on overseas exchange programme during semester two are not eligible for this scheme)
By joining the programme, you can:
- receive career guidance from experienced mentors
- experience networking with industry professionals
- gain access to different training opportunities
Please find the tentative list of mentors AT THIS LINK.
Our mentors come from diverse industries. Students from all programmes are welcome!
Now – 1 Nov 2020
Interested students are highly encouraged to attend one of our three online info sessions, details are as follows:
Please register for one of the sessions HERE.
*Note: Your attendance at the info session will be counted as an extra mark for your application.
Internal Screening and Selection Result Announcement
23 Jan 2021 (TBC)
Jan – Aug 2021
Roles and Responsibilities of mentees
All mentees are required to demonstrate their commitment to the scheme by the following:
- Submit meeting reports as required.
- Meet with the assigned mentor for at least 3 times during the scheme period (could be substituted by online meet-ups in case the pandemic persists).
- Attend the kick-off gathering tentatively scheduled for 23 Jan 2021 (Sat) afternoon.
- Participate in activities (e.g. professional grooming workshop, mock interview workshop, social gathering, online sharing session) organised under the scheme actively.
Award and Recognition
A Certificate will be issued to mentees who completed the scheme with satisfactory performance.
How to apply?
Please complete the online application form (LINK HERE) latest by 1 Nov 2020 (Sun), HKT 23:59. Please note that you will also need to submit the following two documents via the online form:
1. Write on the topic “Why do you want to join the HSUHK Professional Mentorship Scheme?” in at least 200 words in English and save your essay in a MS word/ pdf format
*please save the file as “Your name_essay” (e.g. Chan Tai Man_essay) and upload it according to the instructions stated on the application form.
2. Your Resume in MS word/ pdf format
(submission is optional but highly encouraged; your resume will greatly facilitate the matching process)
*please save the file as “Your name_resume” (e.g. Chan Tai Man_resume) and upload it according to the instructions stated on the application form.
My mentor is very kind, helpful and friendly. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, but I feel thankful for the care and encouragement of my mentor, who gave valuable suggestions on the possible career paths in the banking field. Also, I have joined many career activities and workshops provided by the Scheme, such as e-career talks, mock interviews, professional image workshops, etc., which are helpful for my future career.
Eunice Ho (middle), BBA-BAF
During the mentorship period, apart from interacting with my mentor who is an experienced professional, I also participated in a wide variety of career activities organized by the SAO. My mentor gave me a lot of insightful guidance and has generously shared his valuable past experience in logistics and accounting industry. In conclusion, the Scheme offers me precious opportunity to enrich my career knowledge and introduce me to important connections. It has been a great chance to get to know senior executives and get a feel of the work environment while I am still a student. I would like to recommend this programme to my peers.
Karen Tam (second left), BBA-SCM.
My mentor is seasoned professional in the HR field and he is very easy-going and friendly. He did not only share with us his knowledge and skills, but also his personal experience to facilitate our future success. Also, he gave me useful advices when I faced difficulties in the workplace. The Scheme does help me to develop important social connections in the business world, which would be conducive to my future career.
Carman Leung (second right), BBA-MGT
I am very glad to have met my mentor who is an experienced professional in the learning and development field. He is a very kind mentor who gave me a lot of professional advice and his patient guidance has helped reduced my worries and anxiety in face of difficulties. Although we could not arrange face-to-face meetings amid virus situation, we could still communicate effectively via online platforms. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my mentor for his insightful advice and encouragement.
Kimberley Cheng (bottom right), BBA-MKT