Foster Undergraduate Mentoring Program

A partnership between – The Undergraduate Business Council, Foster Alumni Team, & Undergraduate Programs Office
October 2018 – May 2019

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 29 – Deadline to submit Mentor and Mentee profiles
  • Wednesday, November 28 – Mentoring Program Kick-Off and Training
  • Wednesday, February 13 – Mid-point Check-in
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Celebration event

For more information and to get involved:

Prospective Mentees (Students): Kety Bloch, Undergraduate Business Council Mentoring Chair | ketyb@uw.edu

Or John Charlton, Assistant Director of Career Services | jcharltn@uw.edu | 206.543.6492

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

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Events

May72019

Foster Mentoring Celebration Event

May 7, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Anthony's Forum, Dempsey Hall

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