Thinking of starting or just started a career in cybersecurity and you are looking for mentors who have been veterans in the field to provide you guidance on what you can do in this new exciting career?
Introducing the (ISC)2 SG Mentorship Program in Singapore, we are calling for young talents who are seeking guidance in their new cybersecurity career. At the same time, we are also on the lookout for (ISC)2 SG veterans who are willing to provide domain expertise training to our young cybersecurity talents.
What are we looking for:
Mentees: (ISC)2 SG Chapter members within the age group of 25 to 35, working adults who are new or intend to embark on the cybersecurity career.
Mentors: (ISC)2 SG Chapter members, who are experienced and certified cybersecurity professionals.
Interest Registration Deadline:
31 Dec 2021
Period of Mentorship:
6 months mentorship
Value Proposition for Mentees:
Ability to achieve a set goal, investment in self development guided by a senior professional.
Active steps in upskilling themselves and getting ready for their next step professionally.
Ability to be connected with cybersecurity professionals
Value Proposition for Mentors:
Develop coaching and leadership skills to efficiently groom future talent.
Personal branding as “mentor” to lift your professional profile.
Learning from younger talent during interactions.
Eligibility criteria for Mentees:
Mentee to be physically based in Singapore at the time of application and throughout the mentorship programme.
Mentee to be a working adult between ages 25-35.
Mentee to be an (ISC)2 SG Chapter member in good standing at the time of the application and throughout the programme.
Mentee to be committed to start and complete the programme, attend the briefing, checkpoint and completion meetings; and schedule at least 3 (recommended up to 6) meetings with their mentor (virtual or face to face).
Mentee to be willing to give back to the (ISC)2 SG Chapter and Community after completing the Mentorship programme.
Eligibility criteria for Mentors:
Mentor to be physically based in Singapore at the time of application and throughout the mentorship programme.
Mentor to be an (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter member in good standing at the time of the application and throughout the programme.
Mentor to be committed to start and complete the programme, attend the briefing, checkpoint and completion meetings; and make time for at least 3 (recommended up to 6) meetings with their mentee (virtual or face to face).
Mentor to be willing to give back to the (ISC)2 SG Community after completing the programme.
If you are interested in participating in the program, please kindly fill up the interest registration form. Please note that both mentees and mentors are selected based on a first-come-first-serve basis and acceptance into the program is decided by the (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter Committee members.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: How much time commitment is the Mentorship Programmes for mentees and mentors?
A: Both mentors and mentees will be asked to join the Programme Kick Off meeting, the Mentor/Mentee briefing, the Mid-way Checkpoint and the Closing Ceremony; these will take ~1 hour adding up to 4 hours. Additionally, all participants will organise 1:1 meetings with their matched mentor or mentee. We recommend at least 3 meetings during the 6 months period, and up to 6 meetings is recommended. Each mentor/mentee meeting will take about an hour.
Q: I have never mentored or I was never mentored before, I am not sure of the process.
A: No problem! Upon the start of the programme, we will provide both mentors and mentees with a dedicated group briefing where we will share best practices about mentoring. Should you need further advice, you can always reach out to us.
Q: I am a working adult but I never worked in cybersecurity and want to make a switch. Is the Mentorship Programme right for me?
A: Yes, we encourage people without prior cybersecurity experience to join the programme. Mentees will be able to tap on the knowledge of experienced mentors who can guide them during their career pivot.
Q: What can I expect from the Mentorship Programme?
A: As a mentee, you will be asked to set a goal for yourself, and leverage the knowledge and expertise of your mentor to help you navigate and achieve it. Like in any mentorship programme, the more you invest yourself in it, the more you will get out of it.
As a mentor, you will be sharpening your coaching and leadership skills and pay it forward for the community, as well as meeting new people to expand your network.
For any queries about the program, please drop an email to our (ISC)2 SG Mentorship Team (mentorship @isc2chapter.sg).