The Community Mentoring Program seeks to connect our sophomore scholars with experienced professionals in the community who will guide them throughout their academic year. Scholars will be paired with a community mentor based on the majors and career interests of the scholar and the education and experience of the mentor. The program will begin with a Meet Your Mentor Night (September 2011) to allow scholars and professionals to meet in person and discuss their interests. Additional contact will be determined by the interests and goals of both parties. Scholars will be responsible for contacting their mentor at a minimum of once each month.
Mentors are encouraged to contact their scholar regularly and to expose them to a variety of opportunities including internships, job shadowing, mock interviews, and general guidance toward the scholar’s career aspirations. Community mentors agree to a one year commitment, renewable each year.
Marian University is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of academically talented students who come from low-income families. Currently Marian University serves more than 100 scholars.