பாலம் – PAALAM

Paalam, CTPA’s Mentorship Program, provides individuals at any stage of their career with the resources, guidance and training required for a meaningful mentoring experience. The name Paalam is derived from the Tamil word – பாலம் – meaning ‘bridge’. Paalam is built on the foundational idea that through the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences, mentors and mentees can mutually impact each other’s lives. At CTPA, we believe Paalam is key to facilitating the growth and development of the Tamil community by building bridges between emerging and established professionals.

We make this easy for you.

Once we receive your application, a member of the Paalam team will conduct a phone interview with you to better understand your career and development interests. Our team will then work with our pool of mentors to find someone who would be the best possible mentor for you given your needs and interests. Both mentees and mentors will be notified of potential matches in advance and will have an opportunity to provide their input on a pairing which will allow for a more successful relationship.

If you are interested in being a Paalam mentor and providing career guidance and support, you may apply below.

Learn how to accelerate your career growth and development by connecting with a mentor and sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences.

New Program Features in 2017

This year, our Mentorship team has worked to enhance the Paalam mentoring experience for both mentors and mentees. We are introducing a wide range of new benefits to ensure participants get more value out of the program.

Access to Mentee Directory

The Mentee directory will allow mentees to network laterally with other mentees in the program and in their industry. The directory will feature information on mentees such as educational background, career experience, and email information if you wish to connect and network with another mentee.

Group Coffee Chats

We will organize group coffee sessions where we bring together multiple mentee and mentor pairs in similar industries to discuss relevant career themes and facilitate increased networking.

Interactive Social Events

We will be organizing a few events throughout the year that will serve as a great opportunity for mentors and mentees to interact in various settings and strengthen their relationships.

Feedback Surveys

Frequent feedback surveys will be sent out to mentors and mentees so that we can understand how your mentorship relationship is going and how we can better support you.