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WACAC Mentorship Program
The WACAC Mentorship Program is a great way for new and experienced members of the profession to connect, share ideas and support one another. It's also a lot of fun! To find out where you would fit best in this program and to apply, please see below:
What does it take to be a Mentor?
- Five or more years of experience in college admission or high school counseling.
- In-depth knowledge of your job area.
- Willingness to take the time to help someone new to the profession.
- A positive attitude and desire to have some fun.
What does it take to be a Mentee?
- Less than five years of experience in college admission or high school counseling.
- A desire to learn and grow within the profession.
- Willingness to take time to get involved.
- The desire to meet someone new and learn from him/her.
So now I’m a mentor/mentee…what next?
The mentor will be asked to contact the mentee to establish the relationship. From that point on, it is up to both participants to build the connection and learn from each other. Each member will receive a copy of their partner’s application to be used as a starting point for communication.
Even though the majority of the responsibility lies with the participants, you are not completely on your own! Future events will be planned for mentors and mentees to connect in a social setting. And below are some additional suggestions for staying connected:
- Exchange personal profiles or resumes
- Exchange professional job descriptions
- Share methods of achieving goals
- Discuss assistance available from organizational memberships
- Discuss workshops which are available
- Share materials which have been helpful to you
- Mentee should feel comfortable calling the mentor for assistance or ideas
- Meet prior to college fairs, meetings or WACAC social functions and attend together
- Mentors should be responsible for introducing mentees to others
- Visit each other at your institutions
- New Counselor Institute, held annually in August
Mentee membership information session
- 5th Annual WACAC Summer Outing, held annually in August
Brewers game and tailgating event to encourage Mentors and Mentees to get together and celebrate the recruitment year.
How to become a mentor or mentee:
In order to become a member of the mentorship program, you will need to complete the application found here.
Applications will be reviewed by the Professional Relations committee and partnerships will be formed based on available mentors and mentees. The questions in the application are critical to the committee creating strong partnerships. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
For additional information or questions/comments, please feel free to contact the committee chairs:
Attn: Ben Soman, Admission
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Attn: Jennifer England, Admission
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911