The EPS Mentorship is all about encouraging the EPS Alumni Associates’ growth and development.

 

In recognizing the opportunity of exchanging key information, linking the minds and experiences, the EPS Alumni is proud to introduce and implement its first mentoring program.

 

What is mentorship?

Mentorship is a non-training intervention where an individual (mentee) profits from developmental support and advice provided by a more experienced colleague (mentor). Mentoring is proven to strengthen the skills and competencies of an organization’s members, thus adding a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.

 

Benefits of Mentorship 

EPS Alumni Association acknowledges the potential benefits that successful mentoring relationships and programs can provide the organization, as well mentees and mentors themselves.

Mentors and mentees are paired through evaluation, by sharing goals, interests and capabilities. Therefore, the objective of our matching method is to guarantee the highest profitability of this network infrastructure, for both Mentors and Mentees.

Studies show that most people who have a mentor experience enhanced performance and long-term career satisfaction and success.

 

Once a mentee has registered for the evaluation process, he/she will be introduced to a mentor. The selection process is based on matching key interests and development criteria. The mentee can request the mentor contacting the Program Coordinator and, once approved, maintain an informal mentoring partnership with the mentor for as long as needed.

 

While different in structures and approaches has been studied, developed and analyzed (formal and informal mentoring experiments in academic and working environment), common features are fundamental and are maintained in our program.

 

Being mutually supportive within a network structure is crucial, we will to develop this plan in the best class framework and consistently with the principles of EPS Master Alumni Association.

Maintaining a successful and dynamic mentoring relationship requires attention, focus and ongoing review of how the relationship is developing. Guides to a Successful Mentoring Relationship have been developed to support mentors and mentees through their experience and assist them in creating and maintaining a dynamic and meaningful relationship.

 

Want to become a mentee?

EPS mentorship is open to any student/alumn, to build relationships with, and learn from, more experienced student/alumn who have a proven track record of career accomplishments.

 

First: Request and read the Mentee Guide

Before deciding whether to participate in such a program, it is important that you request and review the EPS Mentee Guide. So, you will be able to assess whether informal mentoring will meet your specific needs and aspirations. It will also give you a greater understanding of the focus, commitment and motivation required to help ensure success. The Mentee Guide will also provide you with the information you need to commence your mentoring relationship. You will need to indicate that you have reviewed and completed the guide as part of your registration.

 

Second: Register as a mentee

Register as a mentee and ask to be matched with a mentor (you can provide your own preferences). You must be obviously part of the EPS Alumni Association. Make sure that you update your synthetic profile to reflect your needs, your scope of joining the program, your key interests.

 

Third: Accept/Refuse and start

We are ready to select and suggest you a mentor; You are entitled of freely either accept or refuse the suggested Mentor. All this process will be guaranteed by high privacy standards and we need that you behave sincerely in order to achieve successful results. Therefore, please do not hesitate to refuse a mentor that you do not believe is good for you. As you accept, your Mentor is appointed and he/she will be responsible to suggest you. You have to ask: be proactive is crucial; explain yourself, your needs and detail your activities and expectations.

The mentee should be responsible for reaching out and setting up the initial meetings.

 

Want to become a mentor?

Studies show that many individuals who provide mentoring and assist others in developing their professional and personal skills, knowledge and competencies experience enhanced performance and long-term career satisfaction and success.

 

First step: Request and read the Mentor Guide

Before deciding whether to participate as EPS Mentor, it is important that you request and review the EPS Mentor Guide. So, you will be able to assess whether informal mentorship will meet your specific needs and aspirations. It will also give you a greater understanding of the focus, commitment and motivation required to help ensure success. The Mentor Guide will also provide you with the information and training you need to commence your mentoring relationship. You will need to indicate that you have reviewed and completed the guide as part of your registration.

 

Second: Register as a mentor

Register as a mentor and ask to be matched with a mentee (you can provide your own preferences). You must be obviously part of the EPS Master Alumni Association. Make sure that you update your synthetic profile to reflect your needs, your scope of joining the program, your key interests.

 

Third: Accept/Refuse and start

We are ready to select and suggest you a mentee; You are entitled of freely either accept or refuse the suggested Mentee. All this process will be guaranteed by high privacy standards and we need that you behave sincerely in order to achieve successful results. Therefore, please do not hesitate to refuse a mentee that you do not believe is good for you. As you accept, your Mentee is appointed and you are responsible to suggest him/her on your own best effort basis. You have to reply: be helpful, if you can, be sincere, in any cases; understand your Mentee, his/her needs and detail your activities and expectations.

 

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Please feel free to contact

Mr. Giacomo Bonicelli

Program Coordinator

alumni.eps@unimi.it

 

Please note:

Your name will remain on the volunteer status. Any request of payments should be refused, by any Mentees or Mentors, because of the activities involved in the program. You can ask to remove your name from the Mentee/Mentor list via email at alumni.eps@unimi.it.