SAYCO south asian youth for career opportunities
Kamiyaab: The SAYCO Mentorship Program <ul><li>One-on-One Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Resu...
The Objective <ul><li>To broaden the career possibilities available to South Asians by providing them with the opportunity...
The SAYCO Mentor <ul><li>The SAYCO Mentor is someone who has tangible experience in the working world and is willing to sh...
Mentoring: What does it require? <ul><li>A few hours of your time per month </li></ul><ul><li>You can meet with your mente...
Specific Requirements <ul><li>SAYCO Mentors must: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a college graduate, and/or </li></ul></ul><...
Program Policies <ul><li>The mentor/mentee partnership is a professional relationship. It is imperative that the mentors c...
Program Policies <ul><li>If a mentee complains that he/or she is being neglected  and their needs are not being met, the m...
First Few Steps … <ul><li>Plan to commit to a one-year partnership.  </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the mentee’s expectations a...
First Few Steps … <ul><li>The personality and experiences of each mentee must be taken into consideration when drafting an...
Almost Done!  <ul><li>Thank you for reviewing the online mentor training presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Next”.  Yo...
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SAYCO Kamiyaabi Mentor Training Presentation

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SAYCO Kamiyaabi Mentor Training Presentation

  1. 1. SAYCO south asian youth for career opportunities
  2. 2. Kamiyaab: The SAYCO Mentorship Program <ul><li>One-on-One Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Career Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Building </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Support </li></ul>Mission Statement : The Kamiyaab Mentorship Program is a career-based outreach program that motivates college students and recent college graduates of South Asian heritage to prepare for and succeed in professional careers. The program serves as a catalyst for students allowing them to envision their future through one-on-one mentoring, networking, resume building advice, and career counseling.
  3. 3. The Objective <ul><li>To broaden the career possibilities available to South Asians by providing them with the opportunity to meet established members of the South Asian community. </li></ul><ul><li>To motivate, advise, and encourage young adults who are determining their future career paths. </li></ul>The Mentorship Program is one of the most beneficial services available to SAYCO members. This unique and robust program is designed to connect current students or recent graduates with professionals. Mentors help students bridge the gap between university life and the workplace. By adding a practical dimension to students’ education, mentees are better able to understand how educational experiences relate to career choices.
  4. 4. The SAYCO Mentor <ul><li>The SAYCO Mentor is someone who has tangible experience in the working world and is willing to share this valuable information with South Asian youth. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors play a vital role in helping their mentees develop a realistic career outlook, while fostering awareness of other aspects of their chosen industry. </li></ul><ul><li>A great mentor is one who is not only able to commit to their mentee, but has the passion and zeal to share their experience and a genuine desire to see their mentee succeed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mentoring: What does it require? <ul><li>A few hours of your time per month </li></ul><ul><li>You can meet with your mentee whatever way the both of you deem convenient: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk over the phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correspond via email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Willingness to mentor with an open perspective. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about your personal experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But also maintain some impartiality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out what your mentee’s goals are, and the most practical way to accomplish them. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Specific Requirements <ul><li>SAYCO Mentors must: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be a college graduate, and/or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have significant work experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Mentors are required to attend training sessions when scheduled and new mentors (as of Summer 2006) must complete training online. </li></ul><ul><li>Each mentor will not be assigned more than 3 mentees. Mentors will be assigned mentees for a period of up to ONE year. If for some reason, the partnership does not work, the mentor will be assigned another mentee, and the mentee will be assigned a different mentor as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors MUST initiate contact at least once a month to check on the progress of the mentee (or more based on the needs of the mentee). Random audits over the mentee by the Director of Mentorship will be conducted periodically. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Program Policies <ul><li>The mentor/mentee partnership is a professional relationship. It is imperative that the mentors conduct themselves professionally and respect their mentees. Mentors are the face of SAYCO. </li></ul><ul><li>If at any time, the mentor-mentee relationship becomes ineffective, the mentor (or mentee) has the duty to report to the Director of Mentorship and express their concerns. The Director will do whatever it takes to alleviate the problem. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Program Policies <ul><li>If a mentee complains that he/or she is being neglected and their needs are not being met, the mentor will be questioned, and if necessary, dismissed from the program. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mentor has the duty to respond to emails/phone calls by the Director of Mentorship in a timely manner. One of the hallmark attributes of an effective mentor is professionalism. </li></ul>
  9. 9. First Few Steps … <ul><li>Plan to commit to a one-year partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the mentee’s expectations and reason for joining the mentoring program. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss when you will meet, how often, and what type of contact (email, telephone, etc.) is more convenient. </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that the frequency of your meetings may increase or decrease depending on what the mentee’s needs are. For example, you might get more phone calls during October/November (application season) than in March or April. </li></ul>
  10. 10. First Few Steps … <ul><li>The personality and experiences of each mentee must be taken into consideration when drafting an action plan. Help them identify their short-term and long-term goals and a reasonable and effective way of achieving them. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your mentee about your educational experience. Where did you go to school? Where did you intern? How did you go about writing your first resume? </li></ul><ul><li>Have resources. Do you know people in your mentees field that you could introduce your mentee to? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, you play a substantial role in strengthening your mentee’s self esteem, confidence and willpower. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Almost Done! <ul><li>Thank you for reviewing the online mentor training presentation! </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Next”. You will be redirected to the quiz. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please contact: </li></ul><ul><li> Farha Haq </li></ul><ul><li> Director of Mentorship </li></ul><ul><li> farha @ southasiancareers .com </li></ul>

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