Who will be mentored?
Capitol Technology University students who meet the following qualifications
- Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
- GPA of 2.5 or better
- Desire to identify career goals
- Commitment to the program
- Time availability (commitment of 2 meetings per month, total of 6 for the semester)
What is the goal of the mentoring program?
The Career Mentor Program is offered through a partnership of Capitol Technology University’s Career Services Office and the Alumni Association and aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a one-on-one mentor relationship with a professional in a career field compatible to the student’s degree focus. Through semester long interactions with mentors, the student will further develop the ability to:
- Learn to set priorities and develop a professional profile
- Explore career options within chosen degree focus
- Define and clarify a student’s career goals
- Identify professional networking contacts
- Identify strengths and areas of improvement
What is expected of the mentor?
Once an alumnus is matched with a student they are expected to be in contact with the student bi-weekly or at least six times throughout the semester. Mentors will receive guidance on how to interact with their mentee and recommended monthly topics of conversation. Interactions/meetings with the student do not need to take place in person. Alumni and students will be encouraged to communicate using the methods of modern communication most comfortable for them.
How can I get involved?
Let us know you’d like to mentor a student! The Development Office will speak to you about being a mentor and will provide you with the mentor manual. There will a fall kick-off event, where you will be introduced to your mentee.
For more information, contact: Kia Croom at 240-965-2465 or firstname.lastname@example.org