Successful Use of the CSO Mentor Module and Managing a Mentor Program Presented by: Laurie Hollister, New York Institute of Technology Leigh (Mascianica) Sylvia, Columbia University Leigh says “Hi” And welcome’s your questions at: [email protected] On Having a Good Mentor Need & Purpose • Launched in May 2010 • Designed to ease the transition from college to career Mentor/Mentee Goals and Objectives • To become familiar with the world of work outside of the classroom, reaffirm career direction, and develop career confidence • To refine & develop networking skills with Mentor’s assistance • To get support finding internships, co-ops or part-time job opportunities • To learn how to build a professional brand What makes our program different? • An individual matching process and consistent contact from career services • Online career management system, CSO (known as “Career Net” at NYIT ) • Mentors/Mentee Guidelines (see handout) Registration Web site promotion Mentor Registration Mentee Registration Mentor Registration Career Net Mentor Registration Career Net Mentor Registration Career Net Student Registration Student Registration Find a Match through CSO Administrative Management Admin Side Career Net Student Registration Processes and guides for OCS staff (see handout) Matches • Typically 6 months long • Matched on common areas of interest, industry, or company • Open to all students, grad & undergrad , but typically upper level Follow Up • Long lasting relationships: Monthly check ins via phone or email, hands-on-involvement and consistent monitoring from career staff, results in lengthier, consistent relationships Mentee’s Growth • My mentor helped me prepare for a job interview that I was really nervous about. • I have become more comfortable meeting new professionals. • For me this program was a bridge between college and the real world work environment. • I have increased my network of professionals which is very important to me Testimonial “Xiang (B.F.A. Communication Arts) came to my MTV office in Manhattan to meet with me. She is a very sweet and eager young lady. I think she will do great in this business. I took her around to meet everyone in my department and they are all working to try to get her an internship in News for next semester. I think that would be a perfect place for her since she is interested in Journalism. I also hired her to be a Production Assistant on a shoot I did on Saturday. She was great! I think that was a great experience for her to be on a real live set and to actually work on it...not to mention she will get paid for the day’s work. I am still working on the possibility of getting her in as an Intern if it's not booked up yet. If not, I will continue hiring her on a freelance basis whenever possible. We will also continue to meet in person monthly as well as correspond over email. Thank you for pairing me up with a really intelligent and eager mentee. She is an absolute pleasure.” - Gina, Xiang’s Mentor • Email blast updates Mentor/Mentee Communication Promotions Promotions Some Great Press! 4 page Spread! Final Tidbits • 75 completed pairs to date • Seniors & graduate students were most likely to utilize the program • Mentors represented private, corporate, non-profit, and government agencies • Most relationships lasted 6 – 12 months • Preferred method of contact used was email • 80% of mentees said: • The program met their goals • Built their networking skills • Assisted with their professional growth & learning • Would become a mentor one day! Networking Night Thank You Questions about creating a program? Reach out to us anytime Laurie Hollister [email protected] Leigh Sylvia [email protected] Thank you for attending! If you have any additional questions, please contact the Support Team or your CRM. What’s next? The next session will begin at 10:45am CSO’s 2014 Training & Networking Conference | Austin, TX | Copyright © 2014 CSO Research, Inc.