If you are interested in the mentorship program or know anyone interested, please complete either the student (mentee) or mentor application on the right side of this page.
The goal of our program is to connect students with mentors who will help students develop their professional skills. These professional skills are listed below as 8 Learning Objectives. Mentors use their experience and expertise to assist students. Following this process should increase a student’s chances of landing a job or internship by the end of the relationship. Students are prohibited from asking mentors for jobs or internships but realize that following the guidance of a mentor will increase the chances of landing a job or internship. Mentors benefit from reflecting on their experiences and giving back to future generations of professional Carson Cougs.
The mentor and mentee schedule a reoccurring zoom, phone call, or in-person 30–60-minute meeting per month. The duration of the program is two semesters (Fall Cohort: Fall/Spring semesters or Spring Cohort: Spring/Fall semesters). Summertime is optional for matches to meet. After two semesters, mentors and mentees decide if they want to continue in the program. At that point, mentors and mentees can either decide to leave the program or opt in for another/different match. This rotation strategy enables mentors and mentees to engage with more students/professionals.
Please see the 8 Mentorship Learning Objectives below. Mentors and mentees should complete all Learning Objectives by the end of the two-semester relationship. The learning objectives were created to help mentors utilize their experiences and expertise to increase a student’s chance of landing a job or internship:
* Detailed description of Learning Objectives will be provided once matched *
- Meet and Greet
- Explore Major, Minors, Certification, Clubs, Hard & Soft Skills
- Career Exploration
- Create Resume, LinkedIn, and Cover Letter
- Elevator Pitch
- Job Search and Personal Marketing Strategies
- Interview Prep
Thank you. All questions about the mentorship program should be forwarded to Daniel.Kennedy@wsu.edu.