Mentoring is a vital step in supporting CAP students both in school and in their career exploration. Additionally, it’s a rich and valuable opportunity for experienced professionals to share their skills and knowledge, while demystifying the transition from the academic to the professional realm.
We have two programs to choose from:
1. Professional Mentorship Program: for students seeking professional mentors with experience in the field
2. Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program: for students seeking support from CAP upperclass or graduate students along their academic journey
Current CAP students may participate in both programs: as a mentee in the Professional program, and either a mentor or mentee in the Peer-to-Peer program. You can change your role any time you aren't currently matched, so consider becoming a mentor to younger students down the road if you're here looking to be mentored today!
- Efficient: our profile questionnaire is designed to help match you with those with similar interests or backgrounds
- Flexible: choose from a variety of provided monthly prompts, time commitment: approximately 1 hour/month per Mentee
- Fun: some of our suggestions will get you out and about, as much or as little as you'd like
Mentorship builds confidence and knowledge in students as they navigate their academic and career journeys. It’s mutually beneficial for both the mentor and mentee in generating enthusiasm, sharing knowledge, and fostering curiosity.
Both programs are structured as follows:
- CAP MP is an online mentorship platform through which you match with a mentor/mentee after completing your mentorship profile. Mentees will send Mentors connection requests, and Mentors can accept 1-2 Mentees.
- The mentorship pairing will be in effect throughout the semester (about Aug-Dec, or Jan-May).
- Each month, you and your partner are given various prompts for activities related to the profession or being a student.
- We want you to have fun! Activities will range in effort, providing you lots of options for connecting.
- We encourage individuals to maintain a relationship even after the official mentoring period has passed. It’s all part of building your network.
If you have any questions, please contact Jen Skidmore, Director of Professional Development and Internships.
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey