OUR INITIATIVES
Workplace Mentoring Programme
May 2020 intake opens 6 January
The Tamarisk Workplace Mentoring Programme prepares students and fresh graduates for the workplace through a 6-month mentoring programme.
University students are matched with working professionals in their field of practice. Under their mentorship, students develop mindsets, attitudes,and skills to equip them for the realities and responsibilities of professional life.The programme seeks to set students up for success as they transition from the campus to the workplace.

Why Join Us?

Glean new perspectives on work and industry
Learn to manage your weaknesses and leverage your strengths for growth
Gain practical wisdom to address common workplace issues
Begin your career with courage and confidence

Testimonies

“Very thankful that Michelle my mentor… took time out of her busy schedule to catch up and encourage me when I had difficulties in the workplace. She never once downplayed my problems as an intern. Also thankful for a newfound friendship through this mentorship program!”
Rachel Wang
Year 2 Finance, NTU
“(My mentor) was a good listener and validated my concerns in how he listened … he also provided very concrete advice on what to do in interviews. His responses helped to alleviate my anxieties and allowed me to realise what I was going through was normal… Having a mentor helps a person to process feelings of frustration at work more productively. ”
Student
Year 3 Engineering, NTU

Mentoring Topics

Through a series of in-depth interviews with senior industry leaders, fresh graduates and undergraduates,the following topics have been uncovered as key competency areas needed by graduates entering the workforce. The mentoring programme is designed to allow mentees and mentors to agree on the specific competency area(s) most relevant to the mentee to work on during the period of the mentorship

SELF-
AWARENESS
GOALS
AND TIME
MANAGEMENT
COMMUNICATING CLEARLY
WORKING IN
TEAMS & TEAM
COMMUNICATION
WORKING IN 
CROSS-CULTURAL
CONTEXTS
CONFLICT
MANAGEMENT
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What To Expect?

Frequency
  • 6-month mentorship period
  • Mentees connect with each other 2x/month
  • At least 1 face-to-face session every 2 months
  • Sessions of 30 minutes to 1 hour
Resources

Programme materials have been prepared by the Tamarisk Initiative team, including research and interviews on common workplace issues faced by fresh graduates. These will be used to support the mentoring process.

Interaction

During the sessions, mentees are free to raise challenges they face in the workplace. Mentors will guide mentees in developing specific workplace attitudes and skills.

Meet The Mentors

Our experienced mentors come from a range of industries, here are some of their profiles:

Daniel Ng
Managing Director
BNP Paribas
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Ferawaty Ranti
Senior User Interface Designer
Tigerspike
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Eugene Rañada
App Development Scrum Master
Dyson
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Michelle Tan
Director
Lombard International
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Dr Gan Sui Ji
Student Programme Officer, NUS
Serve Our City
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Who Can Apply?

University undergraduates or fresh graduates who:

Are starting internship or have 1 year or less of full-time working experience
Are active student / youth leaders
Able to commit to the mentoring period of 6 months, with 2 contact sessions of 30 minutes to 1 hour per month (12 sessions in total)
Once shortlisted, will be interviewed before the final selection of mentees