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ALUMNAE-TO-STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM

Alumnae-to-Student Mentoring matches current students with alumnae for ongoing mentoring throughout the academic year.  Outside of being matched with an alumna in the NY area, students take part in trainings, events with impressive speakers and dynamic topics, and ongoing networking with all program participants. Each mentored student will have the chance to see inside an industry or organization through the eyes of an alumna who knows it best. With that insight, along with feedback, guidance and support from their mentors, students will be able to envision themselves as emerging professionals. 

ELIGIBILITY:

Barnard Career Development is looking for motivated students who are eager to take an active role in their career preparation.

 

Applicants will be selected based on the following qualifications:

  • Current sophomore, junior or senior
  • Strong resume
  • Strong essays provided in *application
  • Demonstrated interest in working with a mentor
  • Commitment to a full year program, with required attendance at trainings and events

*Application will be posted in late August 2014

 

PROGRAM DATES, APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINES:

Application Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014

 

If selected as a ‘mentee,’ students will have to attend one of the following trainings offered:

 

Wednesday, October 15th: 10-11:30 am

Thursday, October 16th: 1-2:30 pm

Friday, October 17th: 3:30-5 pm

 

The kick-off event will be held on Sunday, October 19th from 12-2 pm.  All students must be able to attend to be considered for the program.

 

COMMITMENTS:

Successful completion of the program includes but is not limited to:

 

  1. Attending a mandatory training.
  2. Attending the kick-off event on October 19th, 2014.
  3. Attending a series of ongoing program events.
  4. Keeping in touch with your assigned mentor via regular check-ins.
  5. Adhering to all instructions and deadlines associated with the program.
  6. Maintaining professionalism and courtesy in interactions with your mentor and other program participants.

 

QUESTIONS: Please contact Rachel Cirelli at 212-854-2033 or at rtannenb@barnard.edu

 

QUOTES FROM PAST MENTORS AND MENTEES

 

Over lunch, we talked about her first jobs upon graduating college, her law school experience at Brooklyn Law School, her time as a clerk back in New Mexico as well as her current position in the law firm. We also talked about her Barnard College years as she reminisced about the places she used to go to around Morningside Heights, her college friends, the Marching band she was a part of and so on. It was great to be able to connect with another Barnard student even though she graduated in 2004.—Mentee

 

Camille Van Kote

It wasn't all work through - We compared notes on traveling to Europe for vacation and our families in Florida before grabbing some dessert. Afterwards, I took Paige on quick tour of the office. Between Googlers riding on scooters in the hallways and teams brainstorming ideas on floor-to-ceiling whiteboards, I hope it was a helpful glimpse of what life is like at Google.–Mentor Kelsey Price

 

It has been wonderful getting to know a recent Barnard graduate and hearing about all of her jobs and food adventures.  Talking with Julia, I have realized that there are various job opportunities related to the food industry.  I can't wait to explore some more restaurants around NYC with my mentor.—Mentee

 

Helenka Lepkowski Ostrum

I gave Stefie a brief tour of my office and then we headed to lunch at Ruby's Cafe on Mulberry Street. At lunch, we talked about my experience in the architecture field from portfolio development to graduate school applications and eventually choosing which firm to work for once in the "real world."—Mentor

 

Catherine Burns Wilson

I appreciate this program a lot, and I just thought that you should know that my mentor really does take interest in students who are serious and honest about what they want to gain from this experience. I think my experience speaks for many seniors who have met great Barnard alumnae who are willing to take the time out of their busy schedules to mentor their Barnard sisters.- Mentee Nana Ankamah