The Year Ahead for the Industry Mentoring Program
Will you mentor a Vaughan Institute Risk Management and Insurance student this adademic year?
The word is out! Twenty-four students have requested applications for the 2011-12 Vaughan Institute's Industry mentoring program. The program has shown its value to RMI students thanks to the many past mentors who have shared their wisdom with our students. Your dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated.
If you are considering mentoring for the first time this year, I hope by now you have a better understanding of the program. If not, please feel free to contact me, Viana Rockel, at 319-335-1015 for more information.
We understand that things change in our lives. For this reason we have created a very short, eight question survey that we hope you will complete. On the survey, you can indicate your interest in participating this year. Also, the answers you provide will help us find a the right student as a match for you.
Please take a couple of minutes to complete the questionnnaire. If the link doesn't work, you can copy this URL in your browser: tippie.uiowa.edu/vaughan/mentors/respond.cfm.
The 2011-12 Schedule--Please mark your calendars!
Student Applications and Interviews
Student applications are due by September 26. The steering committee will interview students as applications are received. We hope to match the students with mentors by mid-October, at which time you will be given your mentees essay and resume.
November 7, 2011 - Kick-off
Join students and other mentors at 5:30 p.m. for a program on negotiations, then stay for snacks and refreshments and to get to know all of this years mentors and mentees. The meeting will be held in S401 PBB--the John Pappajohn Business Building at the corner of Clinton and Jefferson in Iowa City
February 6 , 2012 - Etiquette Dinner
We will gather at 5:30 p.m. again for an etiquette dinner. Have fun while helping the students learn meal and business ettiquette. A sumptuous dinner will be provided. (Location: W 401 PBB)
April 9, 2011 - Celebration and Program Evaluation
We'll hold another social event to celebrate a successful year. The students will annoucement their plans for jobs and internships and have an opportunity to thank all of the mentors.
Don't forget to access our resources!
Contact one of the mentoring steering committees at the right at any time with questions or to discuss an issue. If you need assistance finding ideas for activities, we have a webpage with ideas!
If you want to work cooperatively with another mentor, the list of mentors and students will be on the web in time for the kick-off November 7.
You may also want to suggest your student access the University resources to polish their interviewing skills by signing up with the Career Center for a mock interview, to hone their writing skills with assistance from the Business Communications Center, or to review the mentoring resources at the University.