ALUMNI MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

Mentor Application Form

Objectives of the Lok Jack GSB Alumni Mentorship Programme

  • To assist students by pairing them with past students who will provide mentorship and guidance as they progress through their respective programmes at the Lok Jack GSB.
  • To expand the professional networks of all participants with the view of having a more integrated and diverse Lok Jack GSB business network.
  • To assist in the professional development of the up and coming business leaders in the Caribbean.
  • To tap into the tacit knowledge and experience inherent in the Alumni in training the new generation of professionals which are not necessarily learned in the classroom.
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To facilitate the transfer of knowledge from different eras of business professionals for the overall development of all participants.

Expectations of the Mentor

  • Conduct and lead initial meeting with mentee
  • Together with the mentee, decide on the goals of the individual relationship
  • Together with the mentee, decide on regularity, frequency and how contact will occur e.g. face-to-face meetings, phone conversation, by email or some other form of internet communication such as Skype.
  • Keep the agreed contact commitments. (There are occasions when work or personal pressures interrupt scheduled meeting times occurring, please ensure the mentee is advised of the situation)
  • Be a good listener and respect confidentiality.
  • Show a willingness to listen and communicate with the mentee.
  • Provide guidance, offer relevant advice and give feedback to the mentee when required. Don’t feel responsible for solving problems (e.g. finding a position) rather tease out an issue or problem with your mentee encouraging them to find a solution.
  • Introduce the mentee to professional networks. Help the mentee explore career development opportunities.
  • Understand your own professional boundaries and knowledge and be ready to refer the mentee to others who might have more knowledge.
  • Participate in program evaluation and review.
  • Mentor Application Form

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