Make a difference to your juniors at SIM GE by playing the role of an Alumni Mentor. Your sharing of life insights and work experiences will be important to your students as they prepare to launch themselves into the global marketplace.
What is Project Protégé?
Project Protégé is a 4-month structured mentoring programme for SIM Global Education (SIM GE) students. The programme is run by the Alumni Engagement unit and the Career Development department of SIM GE.
First started in 2012, Project Protégé provides a platform for SIM GE alumni to give back by becoming mentors to current students. Over the years, Project Protégé matched more than 50 alumni mentors to over 300 student mentees.
Alumnus and industry partners may be involved in sharing of:
- Success stories
- Personal best practices
- Philosophy, principles and practices of management
Who can join Project Protégé?
Mentees - Any current students can join Project Protégé as mentees. Final year students will however receive priority in signing up; selection and pairing of mentors.
Mentors - Any alumni with work or professional experience, and keen to give back voluntarily to alma mater are welcomed to join as mentors. Starting from 2018, any SIM GE industry partners keen to guide students in career transition, are also invited to volunteer as mentors.
To read about experiences of past season's participants, click here.
What are the deliverables for mentor and mentee in Project Protégé?
For every Project Protégé season, mentors and mentees are expected to clock at least 4 hours of contact time through face-to-face or Skype meetings in their 4 month partnership.
At first meeting in the kick-off month, mentors and mentees will jointly complete a Goal Setting exercise so that both sides are aligned in terms of expectations and outcomes of the programme. After the second month, mentees are required to submit a Midpoint reflection of their mentoring lessons gained thus far. Both mentors and mentees then need to complete an End of Programme Evaluation upon completion of the fourth month.
Project Protégé mentors and mentees will be invited back for a simple graduation cum appreciation reception to celebrate the end of their Project Protégé season.
How can interested alumni or industry partners sign up for upcoming season of Project Protégé?
All interested alumni and industry partners may sign up for Project Protégé Season IV (Jan-Apr 2018) at the link below:
Alumni, please register here
Industry partners, please register here