The Women's Center Mentorship Program
The Women’s Center Mentorship program has a mission to equip female students with the tools they need to pursue their passions, excel in their careers and reach their academic goals. This will be accomplished by partnering our female and female-identifying students with faculty and staff who can use their expertise to educate and empower them.
- To develop a mentoring relationship between a faculty/staff member and a student that will inspire the student's personal and professional success
- To provide mentees the opportunity to gain broader perspectives about their field of choice, values, norms, expectations, and behaviors, which will enhance their ability to make productive career decisions
- To encourage students' development of supportive relationships with other students, faculty and staff (community building)
- To increase the graduation and retention rates of our students
- To equip students with the skill sets they need to be successful in their careers
About the Mentorship Program
The Women's Center Mentorship Ptrogram is a two semester - long program where female students are partnered with a Mentor of their choice. Mentors are typically faculty, staff or professionals in the Northeast Ohio Community. Mentors and Mentees decided on the format of their mentoring relationship and the time commitment they wish to make, but all are required to meet at least once a month, face to face and to attend all the mandatory orientations/trainings.
Past Participant Quotes
- "My mentor has quickly become one of the biggest role models for me. She has given me valuable advice and gives me her undivided ear. I couldn't have gotten a more valuable experience with this program!"
- "My meetings with my mentor were insightful and helpful."
- "I really enjoyed being able to speak about life and get advice from an outside perspective"
- "I liked having someone with experience that I knew I could go to if I needed help with anything, especially career-wise."
- "I loved being able to speak to a woman of success that I would have never gotten to speak to otherwise"