Northern Michigan University's nationally recognized Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) is seeking faculty, staff and community members to serve as mentors for incoming participants for the 2019-20 academic year.
The SLFP matches students with mentors based on shared interests or hobbies and, when possible, academic and career interests. They are asked to meet at least twice monthly. Meetings can range from conversing over coffee and engaging in recreational activities to volunteering together and job shadowing.
“The Student Leader Fellowship Program is a mutually beneficial program,” said Carley Saint Onge, NMU senior social media coordinator and mentor. “Students get to ask questions and learn from working professionals, while mentors get to develop their leadership skills by providing feedback and sharing experiences. I wish I had a mentorship program like this available to me when I was in college.”
The mentoring relationship is a critical component of the program. Others include an annual fall retreat, Skillbuilder workshop series, two-credit leadership theory class and a community service internship. For the past 27 years, the SLFP has assisted in the development of competent, ethical, and community-centered student leaders.
To find out more about being a mentor, or to volunteer, contact Hannah Lewis at 227-2444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.