Dean's Message
Spring 2015 No.26
Mentoring the Next Generation
Fruitful mentorship schemes related to the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management were organized during 2014.
The Computer Science and Engineering Alumni Association started its first one-year mentorship program in Spring 2014. Most of the mentors in the initial scheme were Computer Science and Engineering graduates, or from other related programs, and were working in a range of roles from consultant to entrepreneur, online marketing manager to software developer. The mentees were Computer Science or Computer Engineering Program students, recent graduates, and first-year students interested in pursuing related studies. Over 30 mentors, more than 70 mentees, and around 10 faculty members joined the opening event.
The success of the Computer Science and Engineering scheme has led to a similar program being offered again this Spring. It will run until January 2016.
Meanwhile, the Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management Mentorship Program 2013-14 attracted 23 alumni and industry executives to be mentors to over 80 students for a period of six months. Mentors worked in logistics and transportation, IT, operation management, and finance, among others, with each mentee carefully matched with a mentor working in the field that they were most interested in. The program was jointly organized by the Department and the IELM Students' Society.