The Advisory Mentorship Programme: Online
The Advisory Mentorship Programme: Online is a fully virtual industry mentorship that is pairing 326 industry mentors across two waves with 1-3 students aged 16-25, to provide them with career-related advice and personalised support during this period of COVID-19 uncertainty.
As all schools in Singapore have moved to "full home-based learning" (school closures), the Ministry of Education and the National Youth Council in Singapore approached Advisory (Singapore), the nonprofit one Shaper leads, to help support students who have had their academic terms, graduations, internships and summer opportunities, as well as job prospects affected. The National Youth Council's Transformation Office in particular found a tremendous amount of career-related anxiety amongst graduating students. This was the impetus for our virtual mentorship program.