SKEMA Alumni Mentoring 2024 charter

What is mentoring?

Mentoring refers to an interpersonal relationship of support, assistance, exchange, and sharing within a pair, between a mentor and a mentee. The mentor, an experienced advisor, volunteers professional assistance to the mentee, addressing their needs for personal and/or professional development. The mentee seeks to develop or attain specific skills, personal, or professional goals.

What are the benefits of a mentoring programme?

The mentee poses the right questions, gains perspective on their situation, finds the right answers themselves, and makes the right decisions. The mentor enhances and enriches their leadership and expertise transmission skills.

What is the mindset of our mentoring programme?

Our mentoring is a programme based on sharing experiences, expertise, and knowledge, relying on the principles of volunteering and solidarity within the SKEMA ALUMNI community. It revolves around four axes:

  1. Alumni Mentoring
  2. Diversity and Inclusion Mentoring
  3. Student Mentoring
  4. Entrepreneurship Mentoring

Who is this programme for?

This programme is intended for SKEMA Alumni and students wishing to be mentored, as well as Alumni wishing to be mentors. The SKEMA Alumni department supports the participants.

How to enroll?

The mentor registers on the SKEMA ALUMNI platform during the SKEMA ALUMNI mentor recruitment campaign. The mentee registers on the SKEMA ALUMNI platform during the SKEMA ALUMNI mentee recruitment campaign.

How does a mentoring session unfold?

After registration, specifying the required expertise or skills, the mentor and mentee are matched using the SKEMA Alumni Mentoring Programme tool. A connection of the pair is made, followed by an initial contact. If the mentor and mentee match, the mentoring session begins. A mentoring session lasts for 6 months. Appointments are agreed upon mutually and, in any case, should not interfere with academic commitments. During the session, the mentor and mentee must report their progress to the SKEMA ALUMNI department. At the end of the session, the mentor and mentee respond to a satisfaction survey to optimize the SKEMA Alumni mentoring program.

What are the commitments of the mentor?

Provide support on a voluntary basis. Share experience, expertise, and offer practical advice. Ensure complete confidentiality of the exchange content. Be available for the program's duration: regular meetings (physical or virtual). Avoid situations of conflict of interest and respect the charter's principles. Remain attentive to the mentee, favoring non-judgment and an open mind. Conduct a follow-up at the end of the programme with the SKEMA Alumni teams.

What are the commitments of the mentee?

Identify their expectations and motivations precisely and specify them during registration and in the first meeting with the mentor. Schedule a first meeting, then honor subsequent appointments. Invest seriously, professionally, and convincingly in the mentoring relationship. Refrain from seeking employment from the mentor. Respect the confidentiality of exchanges. Remain attentive to the mentor, favoring non-judgment and an open mind. Recognize and respect the value of the mentor's investment. Ensure to provide updates to the mentor at the end of the mentorship. Conduct a follow-up at the end of the programme with the SKEMA Alumni teams.

Commitments of SKEMA ALUMNI

- To facilitate connections between mentors and mentees, ensure follow-up, and make any necessary adjustments.

- To support mentors and mentees individually if required.

- To compile and communicate a programme report for the participants.