It aims at providing continuous practical guidance to current HKCP students (mentees) by experienced alumni from the pharma sector who would act as mentors
HK College of Pharmacy (HKCP) recently organised the second Mentor-Mentee Meet in the HK campus. The occasion was graced by alumni from different batches of HKCP. The Mentor-Mentee, ‘Involve to Evolve’ programme was introduced by the institution in 2015. It aims at providing continuous practical guidance to current HKCP students (mentees) by experienced alumni from the pharma sector who would act as mentors.
The programme was welcomed by HKCP’s student council. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anubha Khale, Principal, HKCP presented the achievements of the institution to the alumni. She also expressed pride in the fact that many of the institution’s alumni hold responsible positions in the pharma industry. She praised their contribution towards the growth of their alma mater and emphasised the need to further strengthen the linkage between the Alumni- and HKCP’s current students.
The alumni enlightened students about the diverse options available to pharmacy students after graduation and the wide scope for pharma graduates in various fields. They also advised students to not get disheartened by the initial struggles in their career and focus on long term results, which are very promising.
Mentees discussed varied topics with the mentors such as the difference between pharmcovigilance and clinical trials, problems/difficulties faced in a marketing job, difference between sales and marketing, opting for work experience first or going for further studies, etc. Mentors also emphasised on the need for timely studies and participation in college activities for overall personality development.