ISLANDER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The Islander Alumni Association, in partnership with TAMU-CC’s Career Services department, have developed the Islander Mentorship Program. In this program, Islander Alumni will be assigned a current student nearing graduation and will meet with them either online or in person regularly offering guidance and support.
– SPRING 2021 DEADLINE –
JANUARY 22ND AT 11:59 PM (CST)
HOW IT WORKS
We’ll match Alumni and students one-on-one. We’ll do our best to pair individuals based upon college, major, career interest, potential post-graduation geographic and destination.
Applications for Alumni Mentors will close on August 1st. At that point, we will apply a compatibility matrix to applicants, and then pair mentor to mentee for the greatest match possible. All individuals will be required to attend an event kick-off on Thursday, February 25th. The program for Spring 2021 will last through May 2021.
Each mentorship pair will be required to have at least one meaningful (one-hour) meeting each month. Pairs are encouraged to text, zoom, email and correspond throughout the semester. Each pair will set goals that will provide a guide for these meetings.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Mentors MUST be Alumni of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Applicants must also have either completed three or more years of professional experience after earning their first undergraduate degree, and (or in addition to) have graduated from TAMUCC in 2018 or earlier.
Mentors will be selected for their wealth of real-world, occupational, and professional experience. If you do not meet this criteria, but would like to be more involved, we recommend you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an abundance of caution, mentors will be asked to communicate with their mentee using software such as Zoom, Apple Facetime, Skype, Google Hangout and other videoconferencing technology.