What is the Mentorship Program?
The mentorship program is a unique opportunity for learning community students to connect with experienced business professionals, faculty, staff and students throughout the university and the surrounding business community. Freshmen students will be paired up with a professional mentor who works in a closely related field to what the student wants to pursue. Students will also have the opportunity to be matched with an upperclassman who can help them transition to college. Students will be able to develop relationships and gain direct access to powerful resources. In addition, students will have access to a support system during critical stages of their academic and career development.
Three Roles in the Mentorship Program:
The role of the professional mentor is to be a resource for the mentee. They should share experiences and knowledge about careers, industries, and other various topics of interest to the student. Act as a role model for students and help teach them the importance of networking and professionalism. Assist students in establishing their career goals and help them reach it.
Peer mentors are responsible for being a collegiate and academic role model to the mentees. They should demonstrate qualities successful collegiate students possess. These upperclassmen should aid the mentees in their transition from high school to college and assist students in their academic goals. We expect peer mentors to be active participants in the program and be committed to their mentees.
As a mentee, we expect that you actively communicate with your professional mentor, and should you choose to have one, your peer mentor. Mentees should be active participants in the program and maintain the commitments they make with their mentors. We want the mentees to grow throughout the program and utilize the resources available to create better networks to aid in career and academic development
What’s the next step?
Applications will be available closer to the start of the Fall 2013 semester. If you are interested in participating in the mentorship program or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Amy Calapa at firstname.lastname@example.org.