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.
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 the Thursday, September 17th kick-off. The program for Fall 2020 will last through December 2020.
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 2017 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.
DEADLINE – MONDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 5:00pm
In order to make this program successful both now and for years to come, we need Alumni volunteers! Please submit your application using the form below. Applications close on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5:00pm. Though our goal is to involve as many Alumni as possible, some applications may be held for later program sessions due to high response.
For more information or questions, please call Elvia Aguilar at 361.825.4258 or email Elvia.Aguilar@tamucc.edu.
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.