The Mentorship Programme at BITSoM fosters student development by giving them an opportunity to engage with and learn from experienced and accomplished leaders from Industry. It focuses on providing exposure and inputs on leadership, teamwork, creative thinking, decision making & interpersonal skills.
This is a year-long association in which each student is assigned a mentor based on functional areas / domains and entails frequent interactions in which the mentor guides the mentee in establishing short-term and long-term, personal as well as professional goals.
Apart from networking & building connections, it provides a platform for mentees to take charge of their own development by clarifying their goals, bouncing thoughts off the mentor, and developing an understanding of the industry. All of this is aimed at making them industry ready on their first day at work.?
This significant programme is immensely beneficial for mentees as it inculcates them to:
A few of the leaders from across industry who are mentoring BITSoM students
The two years of your MBA is the best time to invest in yourself. While you’re doing your MBA and getting ready to become a professional, it is crucial to be self-aware. It is important to ask yourself the right questions – Who am I? Where do I want to go? What do I want to achieve?
At BITSoM, you will co-create a personal development plan with the faculty. ?The process starts from the orientation week itself with the administration of a psychometric test and getting feedback from people who know you well. It will help you answer the first question – Who am I and gives you a starting point to navigate further.
The next step is to figure out where you want to go, or what are your goals – what is the role or industry that you want to work in? What organizational values are important for you? Our faculty will conduct one on one sessions with you and help you to understand your choices in the context of your strengths, skills, and personality. This will also enable you to identify the gaps between where you are and where you want to go.
Further, our faculty will help you identify your learning goals based on new skills or styles that you will need to develop in order to prepare for your chosen role/s and guide you in your journey towards self-improvement. From recommending the right electives and specializations for you, to encouraging you to join?certain?clubs and committees, our faculty will help you to make the best use of the resources and opportunities available at BITSoM.
In essence, the BITSoM MBA experience is tailor made for you to make the best out of your MBA and to prepare you to be job ready. However, the learning doesn’t stop here. As individuals, we are all works in progress (WIP’s). And this is going to be just the beginning of lifelong learning.
BITSoM complies with all COVID related guidelines and protocols as specified by the government to ensure the highest standards of health and safety for its students, faculty, and staff. Current government regulations do not allow for physical in-person classes in Mumbai and therefore all classes are being held online. Our interim campus in Mumbai is fully ready and functional. As soon as physical in-person classes are permitted, we will commence these at our campus.
While completely adhering to government regulations, we also do not want to compromise on peer learning. Therefore, BITSoM student residences in Mumbai have been made operational, and our students have been given the option of staying at the facility. All students who wish to stay at the student residences must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and adhere to the COVID guidelines as issued by the government.
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