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 one or two Fellows who will be their mentee(s). Both the mentor and mentee(s) will commit to the program and stay connected over the summer. The mentor/mentee relationship will begin at the Mentor Networking Event in May 2022. While we hope to have this event in person, we will follow safety guidelines on COVID-19 and will transition to a Zoom event if necessary. This is where mentors and mentees meet for the first time, so attendance at the Mentor Networking event is required for participation in the Mentor Program. The date for this event will be published when it is confirmed. Over the 10-week duration of the Fellows Program, each mentor/mentee pair should meet at least once per month (in-person or virtually), resulting in at least three 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.
Words from Past Mentors:
“The Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for current business leaders to connect with future leaders in Greensboro. I have mentored the Fellows for a few years, and every year I feel like I ‘get’ as much or more than I ‘give’ to these outstanding students. The program is important to ensure we keep our top talent at home in the Piedmont Triad.” – John Brandberg, Mehoopany Plant Finance Director, Proctor & Gamble
“One of the most fulfilling things a career professional can do is engage in important work with smart, fun people. That statement perfectly describes my experience mentoring as part of the Campus Greensboro Fellows Program.” – Jack Whitley, Managing Member, Applied Media LLC