Campus Greensboro Mentor Program
The Campus Greensboro Fellows Program is a competitive, 10-week summer program that engages college students with Greensboro through industry internships, leadership development training and local activities to experience our city as young working professionals. Fellows in the program are matched with mentors who are leaders in our community. Our Mentor Program is designed to help members of Greensboro leadership share their knowledge with these college students in order to help them gain expertise and build their professional networks.
This is a formal relationship in which the mentor will guide mentees in their professional development. Each mentor will be matched with two Fellows who will be their mentees. Both the mentor and mentees will commit to the program and stay connected over the summer. The mentor/mentee relationship will begin at the Mentor Dinner/Program Kickoff on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8PM at the Colonnade at Revolution Mill. This is where mentors and mentees meet for the first time, so attendance to the Mentor Dinner is required for participation in the Mentor Program. Over the 10-week duration of the Fellows Program, each mentor/mentee pair should meet at least once per month, resulting in 3 face-to-face meetings by the program’s conclusion in early-August.
It is up to the mentor whether they would like to meet with each mentee one-on-one, or meet with both mentees together. To assist, we will coordinate two optional Mentor Meet-Ups. These events will be come-and-go and if you participate on the selected day, you will receive a discount on your purchase at the respective restaurant. More details to come regarding these events.
How am I matched with my mentees?
Once you commit to being a mentor, you will receive a survey that asks about your career, personality, hobbies/interests, etc. The information you provide through the survey will allow us to match you to your mentees. The more detail you provide in your survey, the better we can match you.
What should I do with my mentees?
How you want to spend time with your mentees is up to you! Most mentors take their mentees to coffee, lunch, etc. Many students are looking for guidance on their career goals and connections. Remember, we want to inspire these future leaders to stay in Greensboro! We encourage you to show your mentees your “world” – whether that is taking them to a board meeting, introducing them to your colleagues, inviting them to networking events, etc. Additionally, if you have a similar hobby/interest, you can participate together! We’ve even had a mentor take their mentee fly fishing!
What is the Mentor Dinner?
The Mentor Dinner is a sit-down dinner where you will meet your mentees for the first time. All mentors must be in attendance – otherwise your mentees will be at the dinner without you. The Mentor Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8PM at the Colonnade at Revolution Mill. We will have a short program and networking time. Dinner and drinks will be served.
How else can I be involved as a mentor?
Outside of the Mentor Dinner and meeting with your mentees regularly throughout the summer, we have several events that you are invited to attend including the Welcome Reception, Closing Reception, and Campus Greensboro Day Celebration. Please see our 2020 summer calendar of events for details about these events.
Interested in being a mentor?
Contact Lizzy Tahsuda at email@example.com.
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