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Career Readiness Mentorship Program

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Career Readiness Mentorship Program

The Career Services department has recognized the need to connect our students, who predominantly identify as individuals of color, with mentors aligning with their major and career choices.

Career Ready Mentorship Activities

November
Introduction/Mentor & Mentee Agreement

  • Ice Breaker: 2 facts about mentor/mentee
  • Mentor introduction: Education; first career; how you got into your current career; skills needed
  • Mentees interests:  Why mentee is interested in the career field; likes/dislikes; skills, and questions
  • Agreement & Expectations: Develop/discuss mutually beneficial expectations for participation

January
Industry Trends

  • Social justice/equity/inclusion initiatives
  • Discuss how current events have changed current career field? Example: Remote work
  • Advice on how to maneuver within a career field during these times (discuss potential difficulties; offer suggestions)
  • Goals: Establish 2-4 agreed upon documented goals

March
LinkedIn/Informational Interview

  • Mentor helps student to build a LinkedIn profile
  • Mentor facilitates an informational interview with professional within their network for their mentee (Note: can be major/career/field specific)

May
Celebrate:

  • End of Year Celebration/Networking Event with Light Refreshment
  • Wrap up reflection on experience