Young Professionals Committee
Mentorship Program – Season V
Young Professionals Committee Mentorship Program Season V
After the successful launching of the Mentorship Program in 2011, and a fantastic close to our Season IV year, we are in the process of updating our Mentorship Program for Season V!
For any questions or inquiries, please contact us.
What is a Mentorship Program?
Maximize your career potential with the Chamber’s professional development programs such as the Mentorship Program and various seminars.
A structured mentoring programme strives to match experienced and young professionals for the specific purpose of building a relationship, trust, experience exchange, support and guidance. This is accomplished by integrating a variety of program themes such as:
- Goal setting: What is my 1-year, 3-year, 5-year plan? What should I do to achieve it?
- Set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound) goals for your mentorship
- Career development- How can I improve and advance?
- Sharing opportunities and networking- What job opportunities exist?
- Sharing project work- What are young professionals working on?
- Sharing interests- What would you like to know more about?
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Program Time Frame & Format
6 months with a monthly meeting.
One-on-one program that pairs young professionals with experienced professionals for a minimum of 6 months.
Selection Criteria for the Protégés and Mentors
- At the discretion of the YPC chairs and approved by the CanChamHK by successful submission of application form.
- Be a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
- At the discretion of the YPC chairs and approved by the CanChamHK based on review of application form.
- Industry relevance plays part of criteria but not the main focus.
- If necessary, YPC chairs / the CanChamHK will set up interviews to assess matching on a case by case basis.
TESTIMONIALS from previous Protégés
“I think it was a pretty good match. My Mentor working in the private equity and having had angel investment experience allowed him to provide some very interesting perspective on some of my projects as well as for giving me career advice.”
“The programme is a great platform for seasoned Canadians in Hong Kong to engage the new generation of Canadians in the city to ensure they thrive in the region, in China and in Asia. The organisation of the programme is really impressive in that it works hard to selected interested proteges and to identify the right match.”
“After 6 meetings, we have already developed a close connection, not only on mentor-protégé basis, but more like friends. Someone you know you can definitely reach out to without hesitation and give you advice on your life and career.”