Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is mentoring? 

Mentorship is a great way to give back to your alma mater and emerging professionals in your discipline. Mentorship is a holistic process through which a professional (mentor) engages in a relationship with a student to explore their career interest and to develop an intricate understanding of the discipline to make career decisions more effectively.  

What is a mentor? 

A mentor is a person who advises, develops, and supports a lesser experienced person (mentee) by imparting professional knowledge from their area of expertise to help that person achieve their career goals and aspirations.   

What is a mentee? 

A mentee is a person who receives advice and is coached or trained by a mentor. 


How long does the mentorship programme lasts? 

There is no maximum length to a mentorship programme. A mentorship programme can last until both mentor and mentee decide when it is best to end the programme. The OSS Mentorship Program typically run in 3-month, 6-month and 12-month intervals. 


Why should I join a mentorship programme? 

A mentorship programme helps you to develop and enhance your professional skills. It focuses on achieving your career goals and ambitions. It benefits both the mentor and mentee. 


Can I join a mentorship programme if I am job transitioning? 

Yes, you can. Refer to the mentor form to see how mentors typically support the programme

What are the requirements to be a mentor? 

A mentor can be an emerging, middle, and seasoned professional. 

What are the requirements to be a mentee? 

A mentee must be open to advice and willing to learn. Priority is given to those who have completed their first year of study.

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