Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Alumni Mentor Program: Establishing a Developmental Network

Alumni
Other
Professional Development Program
Undergraduate
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
online
PDP Points: 
20
PDP Competency: 
Establish Relationships

ONE WEEK LEFT TO SIGN UP AND SELECT A MENTOR ON THE AMP WEBPAGE. Students – and working professionals – who communicate regularly with a mentor tend to experience greater satisfaction and success in their professional careers. This unique PDP experience collaborates with the well-established TCoB Alumni Mentor Program (AMP) to award professional development credits to students who choose to formalize their AMP experience.

Ready to get started? Visit the AMP webpage to sign up and select a mentor by February 20, 2018. The Alumni Mentor Program will share your information with PDP and you will be enrolled in a specialized Canvas site. The official AMP/PDP collaborative online event opens on Tuesday, February 20., 2018. Students can choose to complete in the current semester (points awarded for Spring 2018) OR in the summer semester (points awarded for summer 2018); however, mentor interactions must take place over a continuous four-month period. Students may request a copy of full information and expectations in the "Policy Guide for AMP Module 1: Establishing a Developmental Network" from the PDP office by emailing mubuspdp@missouri.edu

REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS
In this AMP/PDP experience, students will:

  • Choose an AMP mentor from a listing of working professionals already established by the AMP program
  • Begin (or maintain) a relationship with an AMP mentor
  • Learn about AMP and why mentorships are important
  • Participate in a minimum of three (3) mentor/mentee activities, as suggested by AMP via the Canvas site. Choose the activities right for you and your goals – there are many conversation starters, meeting recommendations, and ideas for a successful mentor/mentee connection (more info at amp.missouri.edu). 
  • Formally document experiences and mentor interactions
    Here is a common example: (1) have an interaction (such as a phone conversation about your resume and job search) with your mentor; then (2) send them an email that includes a quick summary of the conversation and thank them for their time; and finally (3) upload that email – including “sent” info and time stamp – into the Canvas site within the assigned timeframe.
  • Reflect on the mentoring experiences (1-2 pages at the end of the semester)
  • Students may request a copy of full information and expectations in the "Policy Guide for AMP Module 1: Establishing a Developmental Network" from the PDP office by emailing mubuspdp@missouri.edu

ABOUT THIS EVENT

  • Approximately 1-2 hours a month is the expected time commitment for successful relationship building. Students will have additional time in documenting interactions, reflecting, etc.
  • 20 PDP points earned for successful completion.
  • Establish Relationships, Achievement Orientation | Competency/ies addressed in this professional development experience.
  • The BA/PDP office is the organizer for this event, in conjunction with the Alumni Mentor Program leadership committee. Event check-in, timeline for processing PDP points and other event details are not the same as traditional programming, and vary slightly from how traditional programming is outlined in the PDP Programming Syllabus (on the PDP webpage, click “PDP Programming Syllabus” under the Related Links heading). Students may request a copy of full information and expectations in the "Policy Guide for AMP Module 1: Establishing a Developmental Network" from the PDP office by emailing mubuspdp@missouri.edu

This session takes students beyond the foundational knowledge gained in the BA course series (BA 1500, BA 2500, BA 3500) and helps students prepare for BA 4500 internship course opportunities and the professional world beyond.