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The mentorship engagement will take place in three different cycles.
This is a corporate mentorship with teams of mentees allocated a project to work on field-based practical learning. The partnering corporate organization will introduce case challenges for application, and mentees will have the opportunity to indicate their interest in working on specific case studies throughout the two-month program.
1+4+1 model (1 onboarding + 4 mentorship sessions + 1 demo-day): This approach to mentorship entails one onboarding session with all mentees and the corporate representatives. Following that, mentees will participate in four mentorship sessions with their teams in the field (online-offline hybrid model). The mentees will be grouped based on the case challenges chosen and invited for field visits to the respective corporate partner locations as part of the programme. Each mentorship session will last 60 - 120 minutes. At the end of the mentorship, each mentee group will present their solved cases in the form of demo-day to the corporates. The best performed mentees will get access to internship opportunities with the corporate.
Mentors: Businesses/Organizations/Agencies in STEM
Mentees: Teams of mentees
Expected outcomes: Mentees gain practical experience by applying their STEM learning to real world challenges. Mentees develop a deeper understanding of the requirements for working in STEM fields. Mentees benefit from valuable teamwork experience and gain professional insights from corporate partners.
Advantages:Connecting mentees with industries to apply mentorship in practice, field-based settings. Corporates have opportunities to provide customized training/mentorship tailored to the needs of the labor market.
This is a personalised learning experience where one mentee will be assigned to a mentor for a two-month duration.
1+5+1 model (1 onboarding meetup + 5 mentorship sessions + 1 presentation day): The participants have one onboarding meetup and five individual mentorship sessions over the two-month period. They will be required to meet for 30-60 minutes per session online, and develop a personalised STEM Roadmap that will be presented to the program platform after being approved by their mentor.
Mentors: Individual professionals/ industry experts in STEM fields
Mentees: Individual girls/women
Expected outcomes: Mentees are fully inspired and confident in their potentials with the support of their mentors. Mentees have a clear understanding how they should progress from where they are now to future where they want to be to realize themselves based on the personal roadmap.
Advantages: personalized support to STEM women with deeper engagement. Mentees develop self-awareness and personal development plans in STEM.