Mentoring Program

Foster Undergraduate Mentoring Program

A partnership between – The Undergraduate Business Council, Foster Alumni Team, & EY Center for Career Advancement
November 2016 – May 2017

Program Overview:

The mission of the Foster School of Business Undergraduate Mentoring Program is to enrich and support the professional, academic and personal experiences of students by intentionally pairing them with Foster alumni. These mentoring relationships assist students in the transition from academic to professional life and support individual success at Foster and beyond.

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Academic Guidance – study skills, post-undergraduate school planning
  • Career Advice – job shadowing, resume critiques, interviewing tips, general career guidance
  • Personal Development – networking, and personal connections with hobbies, recreation, cultural/ethnic sensitivity

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Personal Growth – strengthen professional abilities, learn a new set of skills and gain rewards of helping others grow
  • Develop Leadership and Coaching Skills – apply mentoring skills to current world of work, learn best practices in coaching
  • Networking – connect to a strong university community and with young, up-and-coming professionals

Expectations/Commitments:

  • This program partners two or three student mentees with one mentor for a six month period.
  • Monthly communications – by phone, skype, in person
  • A minimum of three in-person meetings – including Kick-Off and Mid-Point Check-In. Ideally one meeting will occur at the mentor’s place of employment
  • Complete mentor/mentee profile to assist in matching.

Key Dates:

  • Monday, October 31 – Deadline to submit Mentor and Mentee profiles
  • Wednesday, November 30 – Mentoring Program Kick-Off and Training
  • Wednesday, February 22 – Mid-point Check-in
  • Tuesday, May 16 – Celebration event

For more information and to get involved:

Prospective Mentees (Students): Stephanie Wang, Undergraduate Business Council Mentoring Chair | stewang3@uw.edu

Prospective Mentors (Professionals): Megan Rasmussen, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement | mheming@uw.edu | 206.221.6385

Or Josina Garnham, Experiential Learning Manager | josinag@uw.edu | 206.616.8626