Alumni Mentoring Programme

The Alumni Mentoring Programme is a programme that is designed to create mentorship opportunities that allow students or fresh graduates of UCSI University to connect with experienced alumni based which aim to assist and enhance their experiences that are related to their future career prospect.

A mentoring programme is believed to provide mutual benefits to both parties to experience share and learn from each other's gifts and talents. The mentees will have much to learn and gain insight from association with prominent, mature, and experienced mentors in the community. This mentorship is a learning relationship between a more experienced mentor (alumni) and a mentee (current student/fresh graduates) that involve instrumental and emotional support and guidance over a period of time.

The mentor-mentee relationship will have a profound influence on the students' personal growth, academic achievement, career development as well as life values. A mentor is a guide, friend and resource who shares their education and professional experiences to help pave the way for students to succeed at UCSI and beyond. The mentor is required to maintain a learning posture in all interactions. On top of that, the mentor is required to provide support and guidance through the ups and downs of the mentorship experience and serve as a bridge for both mentors and mentees. The mentee, on the other hand, brings in new questions, ideas and enthusiasm to the mentor.

In order to ensure the mentoring process to be productive and successful, we wish to establish a reciprocal, comfortable relationship between mentor and mentee. Both parties must put the efforts and work at the relationship to make it successful by being open-minded, respectful and keeping the goals, they have set for the programme. Ideally, the mentoring relationship will be mutually beneficial for both the mentor and mentee.

Topics of Mentorship

The mentorship will cover specific information that mentees can learn from the mentors that they are not likely to learn from any other sources. The focus of the topics will depends on the discussion between the mentor and the mentee. The areas to cover can be included as following:

  1. Discussion on overall goals and expectations of the programme
  2. Areas of focus –
    1. Career Guidance and Development
      • General/specific career information
      • Career preparation and portfolio building
      • Networking tips
      • Self-development in career
      • Job shadow or company visit
      • Employment opportunities of the programme
      • Essential business skills (e.g. resume and cover letter review, entrepreneurship, interview techniques, time management, business ethics, and professional etiquette tips)
    2. Academic Development
      • Efficient study techniques
      • Mentoring on case study
      • Mentoring on research study
Mentor's Eligibility Criteria
  1. At least 5 years working experience.
  2. Be able to be presented in Klang Valley area.
  3. English and Malay are essential, additional advantage to know Mandarin, Arabic and etc.
  4. Able to conduct mentorship process, at least once a month.
Important Rules & Regulations for Mentor

 

  1. Mentors are expected to be employed or self-employed.
  2. Mentors should not have a criminal record; currently not being investigated for fraud/corruption/civil case by relevant authorities, e.g. MACC, police, etc; and do not have any cases with the Labour Office/Industrial Relations Office/Court.
  3. Mentors should not be suffered from or currently suffering from mental illness requiring regular medication.
  4. Mentors who regularly appear to overstep the boundary between mentoring and teaching may be excluded permanently.
  5. Mentors and mentees meet in UCSI University for the first session and may take place at other public area. Private confine areas are not permitted.
  6. UCSI University does not hold any responsibility for the discrepancy between the mentor and the mentee.
  7. Each mentor is matched with one mentee.
  8. Mentors must commit to the mentoring in one academic year for once a month.
  9. The mentoring programme must be related to the career prospect/academic related.
  10. The mentor/mentee can request to end the programme earlier, by writing to SAA with valid reason such as moving out from the country, changing work portfolio and etc.
  11. The mentor is required to submit the CV and related information for SAA Approval.
  12. Upon completion of the mentorship, the mentor is required to fill up the Mentor’s Evaluation Report.
  13. UCSI University reserve the rights to make changes to the Programme without prior notification.Mentors are expected to be employed or self-employed.
Roles and Benefits for Mentor

Roles:

  1. The mentor is required to help the mentee develop and work to accomplish their realistic and meaningful goals.
  2. As a mentor, he/she should at all times expresses self-confidence and belief in the mentee’s abilities, and encourages the mentee to try new things.
  3. Mentors should provide guidance and advises on how to make professional interactions, and introduces new people, places or ideas, in terms of resources support for the mentee.
  4. Mentors should always play the role as a supporter and practice openness, carry out honest discussion, listens to and responds to the mentee’s needs.

Benefits:

  1. Make a direct contribution to the future graduates of UCSI University by positively impacting the mentee's academic, community and immediate environment by enhancing their study, self-management, and soft / life skills.
  2. Develop own coaching and mentoring skills to the younger generations.
Mentee's Eligibility Criteria
  1. Current students of UCSI University, or
  2. UCSI alumni who have graduated in less than 5 years, or
  3. UCSI alumni who need an expert in another field of study.
  4. Be able to be presented in Klang Valley area.
  5. English and Malay are essential, additional advantage to know Mandarin, Arabic and etc.
  6. Able to attend mentorship process, at least once a month.
Important Rules & Regulations for Mentee
  1. You are expected to be full-time student or alumni of UCSI University.
  2. Mentees who regularly appear to overstep the boundary between mentoring and learning may be excluded permanently.
  3. Mentors and mentees meet in UCSI University for the first session and may take place at other public area. Private confine areas are not permitted.
  4. UCSI University does not hold any responsibility for the discrepancy between the mentor and the mentee.
  5. Each mentor is matched with one mentee.
  6. Mentees must commit to mentoring one academic year for once a month.
  7. The mentoring programme must be related to the career prospect/academic related.
  8. Upon completion of the mentorship, the mentor is required to fill up the Mentee’s Evaluation Report.
  9. The mentor/mentee can request to end the programme earlier, by writing to SAA with valid reason such as moving out from the country, withdraw from UCSI University, and etc.
  10. UCSI University reserve the rights to make changes to the Programme without prior notification.
Roles and Benefits for Mentee

Roles:

  1. Mentees will be able to enjoy an opportunity to enhance and develop new skills and expertise.
  2. Mentees are expected to receive guidance on aspects of academic life and workforce culture.
  3. Mentees’ academic performance will be improved over time.
  4. Mentees will be able to learn new things about yourself to foster personal and professional growth.
  5. The programme will provide assistant in clarifying and enhancing career direction and advancement of the participating mentees.
  6. Mentees will be able to expand your social networks, which then create a source of referrals.

Benefits:

  1. Get an opportunity to enhance and develop new soft / life skills and expertise.
  2. Receive direct guidance on aspects of academic life and workforce culture.
  3. Improve academic performance by receiving study guidance.
  4. Learn new things about oneself to foster personal and professional growth.
  5. Helps to clarify and enhance career direction and advancement.
  6. Expanding personal network.
  7. Get a source of referrals.
Be a Mentor / Mentee

Want to register as a UCSI mentor or mentee?
Mentor Application Form: Download
Mentee Application Form: Download

Please contact us at Alumninetwork@ucsiuniversity.edu.my.

Meet the Mentors

Dr Goh Aik Ping

Current position: Doctor and Founder of Care Family Clinic (吳氏醫務所)
Programme: Doctor of Medicine, Class of 2011
Expertise: Health Care
Mentoring Status: Matched

 


Ms Regina Yoong

Current position: Lecturer and Graduate Student, Ohio University
Programme: M.A. English Literature; B.A. (Hons) English Language Communication, Class of 2013
Expertise: English, Education, Communication
Mentoring Status: Available

 


Mr Chen Seoing Lim

Current position: Company Owner, Home Town Food Era
Programme: B.A. (Hons) Business Administration, Class of 2008
Expertise: F&B, Administration, Operation, Procurement, Business Licensing, etc
Mentoring Status: Available

 

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Ms Ho Phui Phui

Current position: Special Assistant, AirAsia Berhad
Programme: B. Sc. (Hons) Actuarial Science, Class of 2013
Expertise: Strategic Planning, Leadership
Mentoring Status: Matched

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Mr Zann Yeong Hoe Kin

Current position: Marketing Manager, FMC Greenland Sdn. Bhd.
Programme: B. Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology, Class of 2012
Expertise: Marketing, Manufacturing, Training
Mentoring Status: Available