A huge thank you to all our international alumni who are volunteering their time, experience and expertise as professional mentors to our Social Sciences and Law students this year.
This September, students met their mentors for the first time in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. All three events were a huge success due to the wide range of fantastic alumni who attended and the invaluable advice and guidance they shared with their mentees.
The events were well received by both mentors and mentees. Second-year Law mentee, Angus Yuen, said:
The Meet your Mentor event consolidated a fine connection between the University, alumni and current students. As the inaugural meeting in Hong Kong, the event provided the opportunity to gain an insightful view of my aspired career, and undoubtedly helped create a better framework to further my current studies!
Nina Sharil Khan (BSc 1998), Chief Unicorn Officer of Popcon, Economics and Accounting graduate and mentor in Malaysia said:
I felt that the event was amazing and such a great platform for students to connect with their alumni in a more structured way so, it’s not just a one-off meet and greet or networking thing, but is a fantastic platform to build a relationship with someone from the industry who they can go to for advice and coaching whenever the need arises.
These are such precious relationships that will be able to guide new graduates and hopefully pave the way for a new tradition where they in turn give back.
This year’s International Mentoring Scheme will run until March 2020. The team will be looking for more engaged Social Sciences and Law graduates from Singapore, Hong Kong or Malaysia to participate in next year’s scheme. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Mentoring Scheme is run by the Professional Liaison Network in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Find out more on their website: www.bristol.ac.uk/pln