The Industry Mentor Program pairs Easton students with industry professionals, allowing them to receive one-on-one guidance. The program gives students a chance to connect with a working professional who can focus on their questions, concerns, and interests outside of a classroom setting.
How would you benefit from having an Industry Mentor?
Industry Mentors can provide informal advice and counsel to their assigned mentee as a window to real-world experience.
Potential mentor-mentee discussion topics may include:
- determining the next career step
- tips for honing skills, strengths and interests
- outlining a career path
- transitioning into a management role
- pointers for entrepreneurial ventures
- navigating office politics
Mentors can be an invaluable resource to the mentees as they move closer to their goal as an Easton student--to either "move up" and become a business leader, "move out" and become a successful entrepreneur, or "move in" to switch into the tech sector.
How are students paired with mentors?
Interested Easton students should complete the application at http://tinyurl.com/n7lxrr3 by February 27, 2014. Based on student write-ups and resumes on file with the Easton program, mentors will be selected based on the best match. All students who apply may not be assigned to a mentor although effort will be made to accommodate as many students as possible. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated sense of commitment to Easton, in terms of service and involvement in Easton activities. Mentors and mentees will be introduced to each other via email.
A Networking event is being planned for early April for mentors to meet with mentees (mentors and mentees who are not local may call in), and also for mentors to meet with other like minded mentors.
What kind of time commitment is required?
The mentor-mentee relationship will last until June 30, 2014. Determining a 30-minute time slot to meet (in person, through phone or skype) to meet each month February through June is strongly recommended. It is the mentee's responsibility to make this relationship beneficial to him/her hence it is recommended that the mentee take on the role of reaching out to the mentor with reminders as needed. A structured format helps get value from each of the meetings so planning before the meeting is suggested. Additional guidelines for making meetings more effective will be provided.
Easton's Industry Mentor program includes mentors from the following companies:
|Easton's Industry Mentor program includes mentors from the following companies:|
|Alvarez & Marsal||AFH Holding & Advisory LLC||Actelion Pharmaceuticals|
|Bank of America||BMW DesignWorks||Acxiom Corporation|
|Boston Consulting||eBay||Aerojet Rocketdyne|
|Ernst & Young||Hedgemark||AFH Holding & Advisory LLC|
|IBM||LinkSmart||BMW Design Works|
|Myricom||Medidata Solutions||CBS Interactive|
|Northrop Grumman||NBC Universal||City of Los Angeles, Information Technology Agency (ITA)|
|Qualcomm||Northrop Grumman||Clinical Box Inc.|
|SimInsights Inc.||Qualcomm||Database Specialists|
|United Technologies Pratt & Whitney||Thermo Fisher||
|Walt Disney||Tigo Energy||Glace Luxury Ice Co.|
|United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney||Hedgemark|
|Xerox Corporation||Innovation Capital Law Group|
|PA Consulting Group|
|Paypal - Ebay|
|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|
|Western Union Digital Ventures|
|Zema Enterprises, Inc.|
For questions: please contact the Easton Technology Leadership Program at firstname.lastname@example.org