Dear CCFA members:
CCFA is launching its first mentorship program in September. We introduce this program because we have witnessed strong demand for mentorship from both people ready to join the workforce and established professionals who recognize the importance of mentoring skills in developing their own careers.
In this initial program, we have signed up over 30 students from Schulich school of business. They are very eager to leverage the extensive network and professional guidance our members could provide.
Please contact Charles Cai (firstname.lastname@example.org
) ASAP if you are interested in joining the CCFA mentor team.
Below is a FAQ regarding the program. Please contact me for the Program Guideline and Application Form.
Thanks to Mark Li and Juliana Ding who have spent many hours in bringing this program alive.
CCFA Executive Team
CCFA Mentorship Program FAQ
Who can become mentors?
You do not have to be a senior manager or above to be qualified as a mentor. A mentor is anyone who works in financial industry and is interested in sharing his/her experience and resources and helping the mentees. You may just joined the industry but do have valuable insights to share.
How much time is required?
The program is designed with felicity in mind. Generally, the relationship lasts about 4-6 months. Time commitment may be once, twice or more per month, depending on the relationship. It can be face-to-face, or through telephone.
What if I want to change/terminate the mentorship?
No problem. If you feel for whatever reason, the relationship is not suitable to continue, please let us know and we will try to either re-arrange or simply inform the other party that the mentorship is over.
Am I obliged to find a job for the mentee?
Absolutely not. As stated very clearly, this program is not for job placement.
What makes a successful mentor?
Professionalism is the most important factor. Please be frank, helpful, specific and patient.