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* Awards had been formally presented to the Outstanding Alumni Mentors (2008-2009)

IS Alumni Mentorship Programme

The IS Alumni Mentorship Programme (ISAMP) is a new initiative organized by the Department of Information Systems (IS) at City University of Hong Kong, with the aim to build up a channel for our IS alumni to share their experiences and advices with current students. In each academic year, IS alumni mentor groups will be formed, and each alumni mentor group will consist of two to three alumni mentors, and six to nine Year 1-3 BBAIS/EC/GBSM/MIM students (mentees). Mentors are encouraged to share their precious experience on studying, career development and personal pursuits with their mentees via gatherings such as dinners, outings, or even office activities. We trust that our IS alumni mentors will be committed to make them available and be willing to offer help to their mentees whenever necessary. Also, we believe that our mentees will also, actively and proactively, participate and organize alumni mentor group activities respectively.

Matching of mentors and mentees will be based on mentors' expertise, and mentees' study and career interest. At the beginning of each academic year, ISAMP will organize an ice-breaking kick-off gathering (Orientation Night) which is the first important meeting for mentors to get to know their mentees and vice versa. During the academic year, one to two more social events will be organized by ISAMP. Mentors and mentees are strongly encouraged to organize their own group activities at a mutually convenient time scheduled among themselves. At the end of each academic year, ISAMP will organize an award scheme to nominate/select outstanding alumni mentors, mentees, and ISAMP committee members, to recognize their excellent participation in the programme. The awards will be presented in the Orientation Night of the next academic year. Also, the award winners will be invited for external interviews by the mass media.

Kindly note that the commitment of mentors is on a voluntary and annual basis and we hope each mentor could spend about 10 hours over the whole academic year.

To summarize, we believe that our IS alumni's, contribution and experience will be vital to, not just the development of current IS students, but also the future pillars of our IS society. It is also a good way for IS alumni to contribute back to their Alma Mater.

For more details about the IS Alumni Mentorship Programme, please do not hesitate to contact our Alumni Liaison Officer, Mr. Frank Lo.