Women in Leadership Mentors
Who can be a mentor for the Women in Leadership program?
Any current University of Illinois graduate students or local professional women who complete an application and interview may serve as a mentor. While experience with mentoring or advising is not required, applicants with experience advising groups are encouraged to apply.
What roles are mentors expected to perform?
Mentors are responsible for guiding interns during weekly team meetings, providing feedback and direction at appropriate stages of intern project development. Mentors encourage interns' understanding of professional interactions, and developing feasible projects, timelines and tasks. Mentors also foster consideration of ethics and respect for differences, and work with the YWCA in helping interns reach their professional goals.
What is the time commitment for mentors?
Mentors attend weekly team meetings, and keep in communication with teams on a regular basis. The time investment is roughly 2 hours per week.
Do I get to choose what team I work with?
Mentors are placed with intern teams according to interest, experience, and availability.
Are mentors compensated?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer class credit or stipends for mentors.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year
will open in the spring of 2020.
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