Undergraduate Mentorship Programme Bonds Students to the Business Community
Jointly organised by CUHK BBA Alumni Association and CUHK Business School’s Office of Undergraduate Programmes, the Undergraduate Mentorship Programme 2018-19 was successfully kicked off on 13 October 2018. This year, 120 mentors from various sectors and 169 current students have participated in the programme. 110 out of 169 mentees were the new cohort from Year 1 and Year 2, who were committed to make the most out of their early years in university.
At the event, Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School and Wei Lun Professor of Finance thanked the mentors for their unfailing support and encouraged students to learn from their mentors who were seasoned professionals across various industries. He was pleased to address that the admitted mentees this year represented a diverse student mix from all programmes.
Followed was the panel sharing by two remarkable alumni ─ Mr. Adrian Tam, General Manager and Head of Sales and Business Development at Octopus Cards Limited and Mr. Percy Leung, Assistant Secretary for Security at the HKSAR Government, who have been serving as mentors for 6 years and 10 years respectively. Adrian, Percy and their mentees Stephanie Au (IBBA Year 3 student) and Veronica Ling (HTMG 2012 alumna) shared tips on how they maintained a sustainable mentoring relationship. Both senior mentors advised that attitude is the key. Mentees are recommended to be proactive to connect with their mentors and devoted to the programme so they could gain the most out of the mentoring relationship.
This year, Year-2 BBA-JD student NG Yee Yan was awarded the CUHK BBA Alumni Association Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievement and outstanding performance in leadership and social services. Mentors were also presented certificates as a token of appreciation by President of CUHK BBA Alumni Association Mr. Raymond Lo and the Dean.
Since 2008, the Mentorship Programme has been an indispensable part of the undergraduate curriculum that brings a social dimension to the classrooms, and provides one-on-one coaching and guidance to help students with their personal and career development. Each pair of mentor-mentee is matched based on the mentor’s preference and expertise as well as mentees’ career interests.