Student Alumni Mentorship Program (SAMP)

"Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni."

-N. R. Narayana Murthy

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction"

-John C. Crosby

The Student Alumni Mentorship Program will match MNIT alumni from all over the world with MNIT graduate students using an online platform. This program will help students gain new insight, connections, and career guidance.

We anticipate that the Mentoring Scheme offers an opportunity for Mentors to improve soft professional skills such as communication and interpersonal skills, increased confidence and motivation, and increased understanding of young people and the issues they face. It is the joint responsibility of the Mentor and the Mentee to ensure their good interaction so as to gain maximum from this program. "Let your Mentees wear the shoes of Your wisdom and experience and walk on the same path you have walked.

In the Student Alumni Mentorship Program, students are matched with an MNIT alumni who is already working successfully in the career field that the student wants to pursue. Students selected to participate must show a commitment to their career development and to networking with alumni. The mentor and their protégé (the student) would talk, email or chat based on their own schedules.

Phase I: Online Registration
  1. Mentee-Online registration will be open once in the beginning of the academic year.
  2. Personal Profile
  3. Areas of Interest
  4. Mentor-Online registration will be open throughout the year.
  5. Personal Profile
  6. Areas of Interest
Phase II: Allotment
  1. Profiles of all the Mentors will be displayed to the Mentees with same areas of interest.
  2. The Mentee has to select a Mentor from the displayed mentors ( only one mentor).
  3. The Mentee has to email a resume and a letter of motivation to the chosen Mentor.
  4. The Mentor can accept or reject the request within a week.
  5. If the Mentor does not respond, Mentee can place a new request to another Mentor.

Remaining Mentees will follow these steps again.

Role of Mentor:-

Motivator: Expresses belief and confidence in the mentee's abilities, and encourages the mentee to try new things.

Resource: Teaches and advises the mentee on how to make professional contacts, and introduces the mentee to new people, places or ideas.

Supporter: Encourages open and honest dialogue, and listens to and responds to the needs of the mentee.

Coach:Helps the mentee develop, and work to achieve, realistic and meaningful goals.

Why You should be a Mentor.?

Become an active listener.

Active listening involves being a dynamic and thoughtful participant in the communication exchange.

Become a better obstacle buster.

Develop crucial skills-Leadership, Communication, Accountability sets that will make you indispensable in your craft.

Learn to appreciate the long view.

The mentoring relationship prepares the mentee-and reminds the mentor-that anything worth achieving takes preparation and time and that the journey is just as important as the destination.

MENTEE

Is it overwhelming to consider how to pursue your career? Are you sure of what you want to do but nervous about being successful? Are you dreaming about a career without really knowing the steps to get there? Do you wish you knew someone out there with some wisdom and experience who could give you some advice?

The Student Alumni Mentorship Program matches MNIT students with MNIT alumni who are experienced professionals in their fields in order to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship, and expertise. This is a wonderful chance to learn firsthand about a career, and a great networking opportunity as well.

Role Of a Mentee-

Self-awareness: Clarify yourself and your mentor where you are in your career and specify what your goals are for the duration of the program.

An active role: Initiate contact with your mentor, be responsive and offer constructive feedback. It is important that you do the homework between mentoring sessions and approach your mentor with possible solutions to the challenges you would like help with

Professional etiquette: Respect the Mentor's time and contribution to the program, keep their personal information confidential and use proper professional etiquette.

Benefits:

Work Progress till now

From the time ALCOM came into existence we, members of MENTORSHIP program worked hard to bring the ALUMNI and students together. We launched our program and our own website on December 25th, 2013. From then, our first goal was to allot the students their mentor by the end of the academic year 2013-14. We started this by gathering the mentors required for this program. We got around 250 mentors. Then we started the registration for the students and allotted them their respective mentors by April 8th. The total number of the mentors allotted by us are 106. We are going to start the registration of 2nd phase of this program on September 7th for the 3rd and 4th year students and 3rd phase on January 10th for 2nd year students.

Contact us: mentorship@mnit.ac.in

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