Sanina Kaur, Director of SK Copy Co, is extremely passionate about supporting the next generation of PR and copywriting professionals. She’s just as passionate about promoting Birmingham City University’s professional mentoring programme too.
The scheme is aimed at connecting students from across the university with working professionals, who can provide them with the insight and guidance to succeed in their chosen career.
Sanina has been a mentor since July last year. This summer, she was given an Industry Mentor of the Year award for her work with Kimberley Richards, a BA (Hons) English student, who aspires to work in publishing.
Keen to encourage other working professionals to follow in her footsteps and join the mentoring scheme, Sanina shared her thoughts on the benefits of professional mentoring for BCU Advantage’s blog and November 2021 newsletter.
Sanina was compelled to join BCU’s professional mentoring programme due to the fact she had received support and guidance during her early career days, particularly when she was trainee journalist. She joined her local paper at the age of 17 after completing her A Levels.
“I’ve always been keen to develop my skills and progress,” she explains.
“I took part in training and learned from my peers. I wouldn’t have progressed as much as I did without the support I received from my colleagues.”
To see the full interview, including Sanina’s thoughts on the benefits of professional mentoring, as well as the importance of diversity, read ‘The benefits of professional mentoring.’
For more details about BCU’s professional mentoring programme, visit https://bit.ly/3yJLIcU