ATTENTION UTech Grads! Come Be a Mentor @ UTech for 2015-2016! August 26, 2015Posted by utechalumni in Alumni Events, Alumni Relations Office.
Tags: Career & Placement Unit at UTech, CAST-UTech Alumni, Maurice Colquhoun, Mentorship at UTech, University of Technology Jamaica, UTech Alumni, UTech Mentorship Programme
To: The CAST-UTech Alumni Community
Did you know that last year our Alumni Community heard our cry and gave overwhelming support to UTech’s Annual Mentorship Programme—A joint venture of the Student Services & Alumni Relations Offices? And….
Yes! we surpassed for the first time in the 15 year history of our Mentor Programme the 100 mentor mark with 119 Mentor Volunteers!!!
Yes! for the very first time in the 15 year history of our Mentor Programme, the vast majority of our mentors were Alumni!!!
We feel your commitment towards investing in the good future of our Jamaican and Caribbean Youth
We feel your love for education and UTech
And we appreciate you!
The Need is Great! Our Student Population is at Least 12,000
So…We Want You to Join Us as a Mentor for This Academic Year 2015-2016
As a Mentor, You Have the Wonderful, and Life Changing Opportunity to Draw On your Life Experiences, Failures and Triumphs to Guide and Encourage Students …
Who feel lonely, confused, completely overwhelmed
Who are at a crossroads, needing to make critical do-or-die decisions but don’t have the experience or information needed, or the confidence to just-make-the-decision and move on with life powerfully
Who need someone that they know for sure is in their corner. Someone who has time for them…to listen, to understand, to encourage…to give them room to explore and fail without judgment, as well as to celebrate with them when they get it right
Who need someone to provide a safe space to work through the challenging life experiences, and be better, stronger, and wiser for it.
And our students at UTech, especially our final year students, need someone wise to the world, and to the workplace, to listen, to understand, to gently guide and to celebrate with them, as they take their final steps as students and transition into the uncertainties of: job search; the workplace; re-paying student loans; establishing a meaningful career and creating a future they can pursue with hope and passion.
The Career & Placement Unit & The Alumni Relations Office are jointly seeking to recruit 150 new & returning mentors to UTech’s Annual Mentorship Programme.
Can You Invest in UTech, Jamaica and the Caribbean by Mentoring an Upcoming Professional for this Academic Year 2015/16?
The Mentoring relationship involves:
- Sharing your professional insight about school assignments, life and work
- Listening non-judgmentally
- Giving encouragement
- Celebrating accomplishments
- Assisting with resume review, mock interviews, and job shadowing
- Committing to a mutually beneficial and realistic meeting schedule for the school year e.g. in-person or via the internet, or a mix of the two communication methods.
Please express interest by sharing your contact information with us at the link below. A Career & Placement staff member will contact you to explain in greater detail about what the world of Mentoring is like at UTech and our Mentor Orientation Programme.
Help us meet our 150 Mentors target. Click on the link below and express your interest. We will call you soon!
OR CONTACT US!
Mr. Maurice Colquhoun,
Career & Placement Officer
Career & Placement Unit
Thank for considering our request. With your continued support as Alumni, UTech will continue to be the institution that promotes
Excellence through knowledge!
Cheryll Messam, CPC, ELI-MP
Certified Professional Life & Corporate Coach
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica