Ever thought of giving back to the school and supporting Edwards School of Business students and graduate protégés? Do you have experience you would like to share with the young professionals of today? As a mentor, you are not expected to provide or find a job for your protégé.
It takes the same level of interest, commitment, and confidence in your own abilities that it takes to mentor a student/graduate protégé. It also requires that you be sincerely interested in someone else’s growth. You won’t win any awards, but you will have the satisfaction of having done an important job.
Your role as a mentor is to provide advice and support during your protégé's job search by providing your advice and insights on career paths, employment opportunities, methods of conducting an effective job search, career aspirations, and industry trends. You can also open your network of other contacts to your protégé when you feel comfortable with their ability to represent you properly. Ask questions of the student and illustrate your perspectives with real examples; be available to discuss success and disappointments in the job search process.
Reasons vary from one person to another. Some have experienced how beneficial having a mentor was and want to reciprocate that experience. Others just want to be a positive influence or give something back to their alma mater and/or to their community.
Whatever your reason for becoming a mentor, you will find it a fulfilling experience. Nothing can quite match the self satisfaction you get from sharing your experience to help and guide others.
Source: F. John Reh, Your Guide to Management
Whether you are an alum or someone with a wealth of business experience, we invite you to become a volunteer mentor to our 3rd and 4th undergraduate and/or MBA and MSc. Finance students through the Edwards Mentorship Program. By volunteering to become an Edwards Mentor, you can assist a student by sharing your career and business insights. As a Mentor you possess a wealth of knowledge, experience, and insight students can benefit from regardless of how established your career path is.
As a mentor, you are not expected to provide or find a job for your protégé. Your role as an mentor is to provide advice and support to your protégé during their job search by providing your advice and insights on career paths, employment opportunities, methods of conducting an effective job search, career aspirations, and industry trends. You can also open your network of other contacts to your protégé when you feel comfortable with their ability to represent you properly. Ask questions of the student and illustrate your perspectives with real examples; be available to discuss success and disappointments in the job search process.
As a mentor, you will gain insight while working with students entering into your field of expertise or interest. You will make positive contributions to your protégé’s learning experience through sharing your knowledge and experiences. You will also enjoy the opportunity to learn from your protégé and to test their thinking.
If you are interested in participating, check out the mentorship program overview.
Mentors are currently being accepted between Sept 1 -26, 2014. To Register, contact us at email@example.com
Research shows that nearly every successful woman will say that she benefited from mentorship while navigating the labyrinth of her career. Thanks to Betty-Ann Heggie's generous financial support and donated time, the Edwards School of Business has a program to help University of Saskatchewan graduates find personal and professional fulfillment while helping companies keep women actively engaged in their organizations.
- If you are a professional with 15+ years of experience, who wishes to enrich the career, life, and network of others, as well as yourself... become a Womentor!
- If you are a professional who wishes to enrich your own career, life, and network... become a Protege!
Womentorship Benefits include:
- Participating with a group of diverse, passionate & knowledgeable professionals from many areas, such as Art, Business, Education, Engineering & Law
- Personalized matching of Protégés & Womentors
- Flexible, one-to-one coaching/mentoring sessions between each Womentor and Protégé
- A variety of Professional Networking & Developmental Seminars/Events
- Minimal time commitment reaping maximum reward
The annual membership fee for Protégés is $750. Womentors who graciously contribute their expertise and time will receive automatic membership.
For more information, contact:
Coordinator – Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program
Career Development Manager – Edwards Career Services
Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A7
Telephone: (306)966-2586 Fax: (306)966-5408
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