Career insights is an opportunity to pick your selected mentor's brains in terms of their experiences and achievements in their chosen career path.
To ensure correctness of timings, we suggest the mentee/mentor takes a screenshot of start and end times for the sessions.
Mentors are put through a thorough screening process which involves vetting and verification of their CVs, and professional references. They are then interviewed by FutureLab to assess the requisite knowledge and experiences to adequately address queries from students and job seekers.
FutureLab provides the bridge for mentees to access information, answers to queries and structured feedback with regards to their career choice.
Please email [email protected] if you have any further questions or inquiries.
FutureLab is a global online mentoring platform that helps connect job seekers and students to mentors who can provide them with informal advice on how to land a job in their industry or company.
Our mentors are sourced from various industries who are top performers in their respective companies. They are passionate on helping others whilst giving back to society.
At FutureLab we believe that no matter at what stage of your career you are in, there is always someone to speak to and get advice on how to advance by seeing things from a new light or getting validation for your existing goals.
Our mentor tiers is based on the number of industry experience that a mentor has.
Have 1 - 3 years industry experience and are ideal for fresh graduates wanting to understand the CURRENT job application.
Have 3 - 5 years industry experience and tend to be consultants/ senior associates of a company.
Have 5 - 10 years industry experience and tend to be managers/ senior managers.
Have 10 years or more industry experience and they are normally at top of the career ladder - Directors, VPs, CEOs, Partners, etc. with vast experience in a given industry.
Mentors can choose to offer the following online services:
For The Mentees
We recommend speaking to mentors that has work experience that you would eventually like to do as a career or has studied similar degrees to what you are studying (dependent on what stage of your careers you are in - Read about mentor tiers). If you have no idea what you want to do, we suggest you look around and pick a session with a few mentors whose profile stands out to you from different industries, you never know where you might get inspired.
As a mentee, make sure you read up on the mentor's profile and prepare the questions you would like to ask before hand and write down notes during the session. Remember to have an open mind when speaking to the mentor and receiving feedback. Remember that the mentor is just sharing his/her personal experience and what worked for them. Mentees should take the advice and tweak it for your own situation.
Whatever you are curious about regarding your career! Some examples are: How did you decide to get into this line? What are the daily tasks you carry out? What is the hardest part about your job? What do you love most about your job? What's the job application process like?
We believe that the more questions you ask the clearer your mind would be in terms of career goals. Therefore, by speaking to more mentors you will be able to figure out what you like and dislike. Hence able to make an informed decision about your career path.
For The Mentors
Yes, eventually mentors will be able to charge for their services but the price will be controlled by FutureLab to ensure that mentors do not charge an excessive amount.
Mentors can prepare for their session by reading and understanding why the mentee has booked your time. This can be found on the mentor dashboard under bookings. From there, the mentor can prepare the required materials needed to help the mentee.
To purchase sessions, choose a package that is suitable for you, and make the payment via credit/ debit card.
All sessions expire after 1 year
No, once a session is purchased there will be no refund.
Upon purchased you will be billed immediately.
Payments are only allowed through credit/ debit card and bank transfer currently.
To change your subscription plan, go to account settings and choose to upgrade or downgrade the plan.
If you have run out of credits, choose one of the three available top-up plans to get more credits.
No, credits are tied only to your account.
Top up features are only available to subscribed users.
Choose one of the 3 available top-up plans to get more credits.
All credits have 6 months validity.
Yes, if only you are a subscribed member.
Key in your promo code on pyament summary.
Yes, however only the highest discount promo code will be used.
The promo code can only be used once by all subscribers.
Promo codes can only be used for subscription plans. It doesnot apply to top ups and events.
Apply for a student discount on our subscription page and inlcude your university email address.
Events are only open to FutureLab subscribers.
On our event page, you will be able to purchase tickets using your credits.
We will try our best to host one event per month.
To transfer a ticket, get in touch with us. Terms and conditions will vary based on events.
All purchased tickets are non-refundable.
Yes, you can.
There will be no refunds for initial subscription. However for recurring subscription, we can refund provided there is a valid reason.
There will be no refunds for top ups.
We will refund through credit points only if the booking is still pending. If the booking has been accepted by the mentor, a refund of credit points will take place if the session is cancelled by the mentor.
All purchased tickets are non-refundable.