BITSAA recognizes the important role of alumni mentoring relationships in shaping careers. To this end, BITSAA is proud to announce BITS Alumni Mentoring Program ("BITS-AMP”)
, to help students and alumni navigate and AMP-lify and enrich their lives beyond BITS.
Through mentoring interactions facilitated by BITS-AMP, a student or alumnus will be able to meet and benefit from life experiences and advices provided by alumni mentors.
Purpose of BITS-AMP:
·Self-assessment and skill development
·Foster learning through the experience and expertise of other BITS alumni
·Improve business knowledge across organizational and geographical borders
·Offer alumni an opportunity to influence educational, career and entrepreneurial aspirations of students, faculty and other alumni
BITSAA envisions the activities of BITS-AMP by setting up goals as follows
1) Near term goal: Conduct a dozen mentor-mentee interactions at BGM 2.0 (at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad) on January 4, 2013.
Categories of mentorship at BGM 2.0 include
·Technology Careers (careers in technology – in consulting; at enabling companies; non-technology companies)
·Business, Strategy, Finance, Consulting, Innovation, Education (includes project management; product management)
·Media, Marketing, Advertising (includes creative pursuits such as Film, Music, etc.)
·Mentoring for Businesses – (non-Spark)
2) Medium-term goals (1-year):
·Bring all current mentorship initiatives under a common framework. BITS-AMP Mentorship program can then fan out to the chapter level and cover all mentoring topics.
·Identify global owners and country-level catalysts for mentorship.
·Expand the list of mentors and offer mentorship through a concerted grassroots campaign.
3) Long-term goal (2015 and beyond): Tech-enable the mentorship program.
As a part of BITS-AMP, BITSAA facilitates a platform for exclusive
one-one interactions between a successful alumnus (mentor) and a budding alumnus/student
(mentee) who is seeking inroads in the same industry or similar area of
expertise. These interactions will be facilitated across various cities or via
a virtual medium.
Following that, the mentors and mentees
continue to interact. BITS-AMP evaluates the
mentoring relationship after the first meeting and after the first month making
proactive changes to the pairing depending on a suitability assessment. The
program limits each mentee to one mentoring relationship at any given time
while each mentor must commit to sharing their experiences with at least one
enlisted experts in several areas who are looking forward to providing
mentorship in the areas of innovation, technology management, business
leadership, strategy and finance.
few mentors to list include Anurag Jain (CEO of Access Healthcare), Preetish
Nijhawan (Managing Partner, Cervin Ventures and Co-founder of Akamai), Girija
Krishnamurthy (Partner, Deloitte Consulting), Venu Palaparthi (CEO, Nasdaq
OMX), Sudeep Jain IAS (Chairman & MD, Tamil Nadu Solar Energy
Development Agency), Phanindra Sama (CEO RedBus), Subhash
Chintamaneni (Director of Engineering, Xilinx), Sandeep Arora (COO, Knack
Systems), Devender Kumar (MD Ahuja Engineering Services), Mayank
Gour (CEO StraVis IT Solutions), Ravi Garikipati (President 7
Note: Because mentoring is a
learning and support opportunity, there should be no expectation that the
relationship results directly in a job or business opportunity.
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