Graduating Soon? Looking for networking opportunities? Need career Advice?
The goal of the mentoring platform is to facilitate career mentoring between current Shepherd students and alumni as well as community members. Students and mentors are matched based on shared interests and career aspirations. Mentoring sessions will occur entirely over a brand-new video-chat platform called MentorShep which ran through an outside company, Potluck. Learn more about the MentorShep platform and register here.
HERE’S HOW IT WILL WORK:
Within the hour long event there will be three time slots. During each time slot you will hold a separate, face-to-face conversation with a mentor you have been matched with.
Future Mentoring Evenings Dates and Topics:
November 15th and 16th: Meet A Mentor Register Here by Friday, November 11th!
January 31st and February 1st: Networking Tips Register Now!
TBD: Job Interviewing Tips Register Now!
TBD: Mock Interview Register Now!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY THIS IS EXCITING:
- Shepherd can host an unlimited number of mentoring sessions in the course of an hour.
- We can host these important events without the need for a physical space or requiring mentors to be on campus.
- The platform allows students to participate and connect with mentors anywhere in the country.
Each mentoring night will have a different theme which can be found below. Please spread the word to other students to encourage their participation.
COMMENTS FROM SOME OF THE ALUMNI MENTORS:
“I was able to meet face to face (via video chat) with two Shepherd students in one evening from my home office. The students were great to meet, and I felt that this was an extremely positive experience.”
“We need to do this again.”
“I connected with a student I didn’t know, and shared my own experiences with him regarding his next steps.”
AND HERE IS WHAT SOME OF THE STUDENTS SAID:
I wasn’t sure what I was going to talk about with my mentor, because I haven’t really settled for sure on a career path. But he was really helpful and led the conversation. I’m so glad I participated. I feel I am a lot more prepared to make some decisions now.”
“The Shepherd Mentoring program connected me with a mentor who really helped ease my stress and fear of life after college.”
“My mentor helped me take a look at my career options and skill sets. The fact that it was on video chat made it casual and friendly.
“My mentoring session went very well. The mentor was great, and he gave me some people to get in touch with. We both wish the session could have been longer.”