Foster Undergraduate Mentoring Program

A partnership between – The Undergraduate Business Council, Foster Alumni Team, & Undergraduate Programs Office
October 2019 – May 2020

Program Overview:

The mission of the Foster School of Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program is to enrich and support the professional, academic and personal experiences of students by intentionally pairing them with Foster alumni. These mentoring relationships assist students in the transition from academic to professional life and support individual success at Foster and beyond.

Eligibility

This program is available to Foster School sophomores, juniors and seniors as mentees and Foster graduates as mentors.

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Academic Guidance – study skills, post-undergraduate school planning
  • Career Advice – job shadowing, resume critiques, interviewing tips, general career guidance
  • Personal Development – networking, and personal connections with hobbies, recreation, cultural/ethnic sensitivity

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Personal Growth – strengthen professional abilities, learn a new set of skills and gain rewards of helping others grow
  • Develop Leadership and Coaching Skills – apply mentoring skills to current world of work, learn best practices in coaching
  • Networking – connect to a strong university community and with young, up-and-coming professionals

Expectations/Commitments:

  • This program partners one or two student mentees with one mentor for a six month period.
  • Monthly communications – by phone, skype, in person.
  • A minimum of three in-person meetings – including Kick-Off and Mid-Point Check-In. Ideally one meeting will occur at the mentor’s place of employment.
  • Complete mentor/mentee profile to assist in matching.

Key Dates:

  • Monday, October 28 – Deadline to submit Mentor and Mentee profiles
  • Thursday, December 5 – Mentoring Program Kick-Off and Training
  • Wednesday, February 19 – Mid-point Check-in
  • Tuesday, May 5 – Celebration event

For more information and to get involved:

Prospective Mentees (Students): John Charlton, Assistant Director of Career Services | jcharltn@uw.edu

Prospective Mentors (Alumni Professionals): Megan Rasmussen, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement | mheming@uw.edu | 206.543.9979

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Events

Oct142019
Foster Student Info Session 1
October 14, 2019, 12:30 PM
Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Oct172019
Foster Student Info Session 2
October 17, 2019, 12:30 PM
Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Oct222019
Foster Student Info Session 3
October 22, 2019, 12:30 PM
Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Oct242019
Foster Student Info Session 4
October 24, 2019, 12:30 PM
Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Oct302019
Foster Student Info Session 5
October 30, 2019, 12:30 PM
Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Dec52019
Foster Mentor Program Kick-off/Training
December 5, 2019, 5:30 PM
Dempsey Hall
Feb192020
Foster Mentor Program Check-In Event
February 19, 2020, 5:30 PM
Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall
May52020
Foster Mentor Program Celebration Event
May 5, 2020, 5:30 PM
Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall