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Alumni Mentors

The SMU Alumni Mentoring Programme


You’ve got your dream job. 
You’re the perfect person to help SMU students find the career that’s right for them. 
Share your knowledge with your juniors and help them make the transition from University to work.

It was with great excitement that we launched the 12th run of the SMU Alumni Mentoring Programme in March 2016. Conceived and established by the SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) in 2010, this programme connects our alumni with students, to guide and share insights on educational options, industry knowledge, career opportunities and professional networking.  

As a mentor, you will gain a unique opportunity to develop valuable mentoring skills that will help you grow important leadership experience. Past mentors have also expressed that the programme provides them the chance to reflect on their own career goals and aspirations. By sharing your expertise, you not only help shape the future career of our SMU students, but also gain a mutually-beneficial experience.   

So we warmly invite you, committed alumni, to join our Alumni Mentoring Programme. We look forward to your participation and welcoming you back to SMU! 


  • To provide SMU students with an opportunity to learn from an alumni's experiences, personal insights, knowledge, and know-how
  • To encourage the development of a network of contacts
  • To provide SMU students with guidance in defining their personal career and other developmental objectives
  • To help individuals reach their full potential by giving back to the SMU community

Why You Should Sign Up

As a mentor, you can:

  • Develop mutually-beneficial relationships with your juniors
  • Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience
  • Make a difference by creating an impact to a student and give back to SMU
Students As a mentee, you can:

  • Jumpstart your professional career while in school
  • Gain insights from an experienced working professional
  • Benefit from important insights to enhance your personal and professional growth


Duration: 5 months
Session 1, 2017                           TBA
Programme Format:    
  • Self-matching of alumni mentors and student mentees through the online Alumni Mentoring System
  • Mentoring pair will meet on their own accord.
  • Recommended contact time of 15 hours over 24 weeks (email, phone, meet-ups), including a minimum of 2 ‘face-to-face' meet-ups between alumni mentor and student mentee
  • Mid-programme feedback will be obtained from both mentors and mentees.


For inquiries, please contact The SMU Alumni Mentoring Team:

Phone: +65 6808 0466 


This programme is brought to you by the SMU Office of Alumni Relations.  Supported by the SMU Alumni Association


Last updated on 25 Jul 2017 .