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Birkbeck Mentoring Program Celebration

The first group of students from the School of Business, Economics and Informatics successfully completed the Birkbeck Mentoring Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Birkbeck Mentoring Program Celebration

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics (BEI) recently invited mentors of BEI students to celebrate their success in the exquisite Peltz Gallery. Hassain Choudhury, UK Employee Engagement Manager, Credit Suisse, applauded the on-going project; alongside a number of mentors and mentees providing fabulous feedback on their experiences.

After a warm welcome from Tricia King, Director of External Relations, Birkbeck, on a wet and blustery evening; a gathering of London professionals heard from Mentors Samie Zare and Panos Kotseras. Amidst the fine art work on display, they discussed their respective experiences and offered advice on mentoring best practice. For one, this understanding was gained from participating in the Birkbeck Mentoring Program as a mentee, a perfect example of giving back to the Birkbeck community.

The dedication to the mentoring program from alumni, individuals and partner organisations ELBA and Credit Suisse was praised as a demonstration of what makes Birkbeck so very special. Mentee Dzifa Amenya captured the audience with her beautifully frank and insightful reflections on how the program had been of benefit both personally and professionally, admitting to some nerves related to public speaking but delivering an eloquent talk, which culminated in much laughter and applause.

The second group in this year’s program have begun with their mentors this month too; demand was exceptionally high as the Birkbeck Mentoring Program grows in popularity each year. The Business Engagement Team is always looking for further quality partners to provide mentoring to BEI students and to meet this demand for places.

For more information and to find out how to get involved.