THE MENTOR PROGRAM has been designed to further connect and grow professionals and students through a focused 20 week program that assists both the mentor and mentee to communicate better and network better.
Though the program is 20 weeks long, there are 10 weeks worth of focused prompts with educational and inspirational content. Every other Sunday, mentors and mentees will receive emails with prompts and information to help them communicate and learn from each other. Each week will have a specific theme. There will be helpful information, check lists, worksheets, and workbooks for both mentors and mentees. The mentor and mentee have 2 weeks to complete each prompt, which makes for a more relaxed program.
There will be accountability and support for both
mentors and mentees throughout the program.
There will only be 10 mentor and mentee pairings (1 mentor for every 1 mentee). Mentors and Mentees do NOT need to live in the same state or city. All weekly communication can be done through phone, Skype/Face Time, or email. *The first week will be phone or Skype/Facetime only.
NEW THIS ROUND: We will create a private group so all mentors and mentees can meet and network with each other. After all, its all about relationships!
PROGRAM DATES: October 1 - January 28
APPLICATIONS OPEN: August 6 - September 7
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE & PAIRING: Week of September 17
1st WEEK OF THE PROGRAM: October 1
COST: There is a cost for students to participate in the 20 week 5 Month program as you will be getting career advice, connections, and resources that can be used throughout your career. ($100)*
*We do not want the cost to deter any student. If you need financial assistance or would like to give a scholarship, please let us know in your application. We do want each participant to be committed and realize the benefit of a focused program at a great price.
College students who will be graduating in the next 1-2 years in the areas of fashion design, merchandising, events, PR, marketing, photography, editorial, or social media.
HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU
You will be paired with 1 mentor for the 20 week program based on major, personality, and needs.
As a mentee, you will commit to communicating with your mentor at least once every other week for 20 weeks (phone and email). In order for this program to be successful, all participants (mentors and mentees) need be committed and mentees need be respectful of their mentor's time, assistance, and desire to help.
After the 20 weeks, you will have created a relationship with your mentor that can be continued after the program ends.
This program is to teach you how to communicate and network so you can create new connections.
TO BE A MENTEE?
Must be enrolled in college
Must be pursuing internships, graduation or your first job
Must be willing to share your fears and dreams with your mentor
Must be willing to be open and share your story
Must be willing to ask questions and be open to feedback
Must be willing to meet new connections via email or social media
Must be friendly and able carry on a conversation
Must be willing to let your mentor review their resume, portfolio, LinkedIn, and social media accounts
Must be committed to communicating with your 1 mentor consistently
If you are selected for the program (only 10 spots available), you will be asked to commit in writing and pay the invoice of $75.
Professionals with at least 5 years of industry experience in the areas of fashion
design, merchandising, events, PR, marketing, photography, editorial, or social media.
HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU
As a mentor, you will commit to communicating with your mentee at least once every other week for 20 weeks (phone, Skype/Facetime, and email).
In order for this program to be successful, all participants (mentors and mentees) need be committed and mentors need be passionate about helping others as they navigate their career process.
As a mentor, you do not need to be an expert in any specific area. When asked to assist mentees with resume or portfolio reviews, discussing skills or interviewing, you will be provided with information the Sunday prior.
READY TO BE A MENTOR?
You have internship experience in your industry
You have job experience (the more the better)
You have interview experience
You have experienced failures and successes
You have a willingness to be open and share your story
You have a willingness to answer professional and personal questions
You have a willingness to introduce your mentee to at least 1 contact
You are friendly and can carry on a conversation
You are willing to review their resume, portfolio, LinkedIn Profile, and social media accounts
You are committed to communicate with your 1 mentee once week or every other week via phone or email and hold them accountable to discuss the weekly topics provided from the weekly email prompts