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Alumni Mentors

The SMU Alumni Mentoring Programme

(The next run of the SMU Alumni Mentoring Programme will kick off on 1 September 2018! Look out for more details in June/July 2018!)

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.

Conceived and established by the SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) in 2010, this programme connects our alumni with SMU students, to guide and provide insights on things that cannot be gleaned in the classroom, such as invaluable industry knowledge, key career opportunities and professional networks.  

As a mentor, you will gain a unique opportunity to develop valuable mentoring skills that will help you grow as a person, and as a leader. Past mentors have also expressed that the programme provides them the chance to take stock and reflect on their own career goals, progression 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 SMU Mentoring Programme. We look forward to your participation and giving back to the SMU family! 


  • 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 and ‘paying it forward’ to the SMU community

Why You Should Sign Up

As a mentor, you can:
  • Develop mutually-beneficial relationships with your juniors
  • Enjoy a rewarding and meaning 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: 6 months
Key Dates:                    

31 October 2017 - Information & Networking Session for Mentors and Mentees

October 2017 - April 2018 - SMU Mentoring Programme

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:


Last updated on 21 May 2018 .