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TThe Glenn College Professional Mentorship Program matches Glenn College MPA, MA and Dual/Joint degree students with alumni and friends with established careers in public service. The program is designed to give students, at the beginning of their second year or in their final year,access to a more experienced individual to turn to for guidance, advice and direction, and to help students broaden their professional networks, enhance their classroom experience, and prepare for and acquire insights about the job search process. The mentorship program requires an eight-month commitment, however we hope that the experience will provide the foundation for an on-going friendship.

REQUIREMENT FOR MENTEES

  • Be in their second or last year of Glenn College coursework
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Commit to the time and communication requirement as mutually agreed upon between mentor and mentee (communication can take the form of in-person meetings, phone calls, or email exchanges). At a minimum, there should be one in-person meeting once per quarter (if location permits), and monthly phone or email exchanges.
  • Attend Glenn College facilitated mentorship program events (location and schedule permitting), including the Glenn College Alumni and Friends Networking Reception at the conclusion of the program in April.
  • Completion of surveys at various intervals throughout the year
  • Completion of all application materials by the designated deadlines (application materials include resume, personal statement and enrollment form)

MATCHING PROCESS

Mentors will be required to complete a profile of their educational, personal and professional backgrounds. Once the applications are received, The Glenn College Career Services and Alumni Relations offices work together in reviewing both student applications and mentor profiles to determine the mentor/mentee matches. Matches will be based on availability, career goals/interests of the student and the professional experience of the mentor.

IMPORTANT: While we do our best to make to make the best match possible, not all matches will align directly to a specific area of interest.

Please direct all questions to Lisa Frericks, frericks.12@osu.edu or 614-292-8288.

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REQUIREMENT FOR MENTORING

There are many obvious advantages that come along with participating as a graduate student or alumni mentor:

  • Increasing the value of your Glenn College degree by investing in future alumni
  • Connecting with the Glenn College on a deeper, more personal level
  • Gaining experience in coaching and advising
  • Enriching your life by making a difference in someone else’s life

REQUIREMENT FOR MENTORS

  • Commit to the time and communication requirement as mutually agreed upon between mentor and mentee (communication via in-person meetings, phone calls, or email exchanges). At a minimum, there should be one in-person meeting per quarter (if location permits), and monthly phone or email exchanges.
  • Attend Glenn College facilitated mentorship program events ( location and schedule permitting), including the Glenn College Alumni and Friends Networking Reception at the conclusion of the program in April.
  • Completion of program surveys
  • Completion of mentor profile

MATCHING PROCESS

Mentors will be required to complete a profile of their educational, personal and professional backgrounds. Mentees will be required to complete a profile of their educational, personal and professional interests, their professional resume and a personal statement. The Glenn College Career Services and Alumni Relations offices will review student applications and mentor profiles and work together to make the mentor/mentee matches. Matches will be based on availability, career goals/interests of the student, and the professional experience of the mentor.


IMPORTANT: The Glenn College Professional Mentorship Program is not a job placement program. Mentors serve as wise and trusted advisors who invest personal time and energy in developing the skills and growth of another person. Mentors are not expected to open doors to specific jobs for their mentees.


Please direct all questions to Lisa Frericks at frericks.12@osu.edu or 614-292-8288

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