ISLANDER MENTOR PROGRAM
The Islander Alumni Association, in partnership with TAMU-CC’s Career Center, have developed the Islander Mentor Program. In this program, Islander Alumni or Community Members 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 mentors 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 Mentors will close on Friday, September 15 at 5:00 PM. 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 Wednesday, September 27 (in-person) or Thursday, September 28 (virtual). The program for Fall 2023 will last through May 2024.
Each mentorship pair will be required to have at least one meaningful (one-hour) meeting each month. Pairs are encouraged to meet in person, 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?
Applicants must also have either completed three or more years of professional experience after earning their first undergraduate degree, and (or in addition to) having completed a professional degree in 2020 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.