Join the Women's Mentor Network at UofSC
By Jo Jo Winklemann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-777-1421
The Women’s Mentor Network at the University of South Carolina is looking for students who want to work with someone who can help them accomplish their academic and professional goals. The network also is looking for women professionals on campus who can serve as role models for young women.
“Women’s Mentor Network extends beyond a standard mentor relationship into a mutually beneficial connection, where staff and students can support each other,” says mentor Kelsey Johansen, a graduate assistant in the university’s Leadership and Service Center. “Acting as a resource for students helped me not only connect to the university better but also to influence the lives of two students I wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to interact with.”
The Leadership and Service Center invites students and mentors to join and expand the network. Students can make lifelong connections with their mentors, who will share life experiences and help students succeed in their collegiate and professional careers.
"My mentor was so nice and a good resource on campus," says junior maketing and anthropology major Laney Cannon. "She is actually an alum of my sorority and was at our bid day. It is nice on a campus so large to have a woman on campus to check in on you and give you advice. I can't wait until our meetings this year."
There are separate applications for students and mentors on Garnet Gate. The deadline for the 2016-17 academic year is Sept. 7. Mentee applicants must be full-time undergraduate students, and mentors can be graduate assistants, faculty or staff members at the university. There will be a kickoff event 2-5 p.m., Sept. 9, in the Russell House Ballroom.
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