Hear from Our Alumni Mentor and Mentee
Lee Mun Shiu
"I had the great honour to be invited by SIM Global Education (SIM GE) to participate in the Alumni Mentorship Programme to help my juniors to prepare themselves in their career after school. The journey had been most wonderful for me personally since I was able to see some of them transformed themselves over a short period of a year or two. It was a fruitful experience for me as a newly trained coach, I was able to practice my skills with the mentees to help them to uncover themselves a little at a time. These include their:
To my fellow alumni
To all students
Ryan Lim Fangyuan
"Initially, just like the perceptive reader you are and everyone else, I had my doubts about having a mentorship. What if we don't get along well - the feeling is awkward.
Even if anyone listens, then what? Simply how effective can sharing be? It was a fine line between procrastination and self-doubt.
The truth of the matter was that there was nothing to lose and uncertainty cannot be controlled. Dwelling on things not within your control is purely a waste of time - something I learnt from my mentor.
I still remember my first mentorship session where I excitedly prepared and threw every single question at my mentor, hoping that by the end of the session, I would have clear and established career goals - simple plan, easy life.
However, it was a Pandora's Box. Because truly, no one is more suited to answer those questions than yourself. Everyday, everyone is learning more about themselves. On any random day, you might not realised that you have just made a life decision. Who can you consult? Or conversely, who is fit to tell you how to live your life?
So why get a Mentor?
A mentorship is not simply a conversation partner. It is an open 2 way communication where mentor indirectly serves many purposes, whether it is your secondary moral compass, your guide, your reflection, your pacer, etc.
Simply put, there are people out there offering their wisdom, the onus is on you."