The Professional Mentoring Program is an opportunity for a 3rd or 4th year student in any discipline to be matched with a mentor, who may be a Brescia alumna or community member. You can expect to spend 4 to 6 hours a month to build and maintain your mentoring relationship.
Why choose ‘Mentoring’?
Mentoring is a great way to increase your communication and networking skills, help you prepare for your future career and transition into the professional work force. It’s also an opportunity for you to develop your skills while learning from someone else’s experiences.
How are Mentor-Mentee matches made?
Mentee and Mentor applications will be used to select pairings, to ensure the best fit. Mentees will not be matched to a Mentor based on career goals alone — instead the entire application will be considered.
The mentoring relationship is not just about finding someone who has the job that you want in the future; the relationship is an opportunity for mentees to learn and grow from the experiences and knowledge of others, while feeling supported and encouraged. As we take careful consideration in matching mentees and mentors, we cannot always guarantee a match.
Who can be a Mentor?
Any female leader in our London community or any Brescia alumnae who would like to mentor a Brescia student and is able to commit 4 to 6 hours per month from September to April is encouraged to apply to the Professional Mentoring Program. The recruitment of mentors occurs throughout the spring and summer months, in an effort to have all matches complete come program launch each September.
Benefits and Rewards of Mentoring a Brescia Student:
- Enhance your own leadership skills
- Help develop your industry leaders of tomorrow
- Serve your community
- Develop new contacts
- Create a lasting legacy
“I recommend this program to anyone looking to discover more about themselves, or to those who are struggling with what the future holds for them. It’s been really great getting to meet so many amazing women, and it has greatly inspired my own career path that is so soon to come.” – Emma Hunt, 2017-18 Mentee, 4th year Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics, Minor in Psych
“I am so grateful to be a part of the Professional Mentoring Program, it has been a phenomenal experience. I could not have asked for a better mentor, she’s easy to talk to and has gladly offered to help whenever I’ve needed it. The monthly workshops have helped me with self-discovery and career exploration. I would highly recommend this program to all Brescia students.” – Ivy Lu, 2017-18 Mentee, 4th year Food and Nutrition
“As a mentee I have learned about various career options that I had no idea were even an option to pursue with my degree. By being paired with a mentor you now have someone who can answer your questions through this time in our lives when we are trying to figure out what step to take next. This program has allowed me to develop a better sense of self-awareness and has allowed me to learn how to better reflect on my strengths and goals.” – Jessica Weeden, 2017-18 Mentee, 4th year Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics
“The Professional Mentoring Program helped me create intentional time and relationships for personal and professional development. My mentor has taught me about different career paths, how to manage priorities effectively and how to develop relationships in my sector. Through the program, I have discovered my strengths and weaknesses, and development my communication and job search skills.” – Nicole Worozbyt, 2017-18 Mentee, 3rd year Non-Profit Management
“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” – Unknown