An appreciation session was organised by NUSS at Kent Ridge Guild House’ Della & Seng Gee Guild Hall on 17 and 24 February 2022 to thank the participants of the NUSS-NUS Mentorship programme.
The NUSS-NUS Mentorship Programme, launched in Academic Year 2012/2013, is a joint collaboration between National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) and NUS. The programme is developed to establish a platform for students to share and learn from mentors for their holistic development. In addition, the programme seeks to facilitate smoother university-to-work transition by equipping students with communication and interpersonal skills as well as promote networking opportunities between students and the graduate communities.
The Academic Year 2020/2021 is the eighth year that NUSS has organised this programme. NUSS successfully matched a total of 116 mentors and about 186 mentees in the current AY 2021/2022 — an increase from the previous academic year where it matched 105 mentors and 172 mentees.
The continued success of this programme would not have been possible without the generous support of the NUSS mentors, especially the 34 mentors who are repeat volunteers who invested their time and resources to guide the mentees and sharing with them the wealth of experience and professional expertise.
Dr Foo Check Woo who has mentored Ms Celine Cho Qi An from Environmental Engineering since September 2020, shared, “It was a distinct joy for me to have this privilege of mentoring Celine. The greatest testimony of the success of this mentorship is that we remain in communication long after the mandated mentorship period had concluded, and our active interaction continues into her current working life.”
The mentees too have benefitted greatly from the programme — be it in terms of personal or professional growth. Hnin Azali, student from Computing (Year 3), said of her mentor, Theresa Tan, “She told me about her professional life journey and work ethic. Her principles align with my personal values and to hear from a female leader in technology empowered me.”