Young Professionals

13 Oct 2019

SMU Uni Lounge

The pilot run of Mendaki Club Mentoring Circle (MC2) was launched on the 13 October 2019, at a cosy event graced by MP Rahayu Mahzam in her role leading the M3 Youth Empowerment agenda.

 

MC2 is a pilot mentoring programme that aims to connect Malay/Muslim undergraduates with early-career professionals. 

 

Held over 6 months, the programme hosted monthly events to facilitate fruitful conversations, deep introspection and lasting bonds within mentoring pairs and within the broader Circle. 

 

Our pilot run was targeted at 3 key career sectors where our youths are underrepresented, namely Business, Technology and Government.

Desired Outcomes

Foster a meaningful mentoring relationship that can help the mentee with personal growth and career development.

Create a community of dedicated working professionals that Malay/Muslim undergraduates can engage on career matters.

Build a successful pilot programme to identify learning points to grow and scale MC2 to cover more mentors-mentees and sectors.

Each mentor and mentee went through a StrengthFinder profiling assessment during the first session. The assessment facilitated mentor-mentee pairings by clarifying their individual strengths and generating awareness of the self and the other so as to achieve a meaningful mentoring relationship.  Subsequent monthly sessions will include recreational and self-development activities.