Mentor Program

We are proud to announce that we are continuing the TCAB Mentor Program! The mentor program provides an experiential learning experience not otherwise available within a course; such external experience should strengthen your career readiness. The program pairs an undergraduate (BS) or graduate (CERT or MS) student with a member of our Technical Communication Advisory Board or alumni from our programs. Students must be in the Technical Writing and Communication (BS) or Technical Communication Certificate (CERT) or Scientific and Technical Communication (MS) program. 

What are the goals?

  • To build relationships that enhance professional development for both mentors and mentees 
  • To bridge the gap between academia and industry
  • To help students develop a Personal Learning Network (PLN) that contributes to personal, academic, and professional success
  • To articulate clear goals for professional development 

What are the commitments?

Participating in the Mentor Program requires a minimum of four connections. Two connections would be facilitated by the Writing Studies Department, and two connections would be fostered by the mentor pairs.

To participate, plan to:

  • Respond to the Mentor Program Student Form by November 3rd to be considered for this program. [Registration for the 2019-2020 TCAB Mentor Program is now closed.]
  • Attend the launch event and meet your mentor.
  • Connect two additional times; these could include Informational interviews, job shadowing, co-attendance at relevant conference or event, and/or meeting to discuss student resume and job materials. 
  • Attend the closing event.

Launch Event

If you are accepted into the mentor program, it is required that you attend the launch event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30pm
116 Armory

Closing Event

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30pm
140 Nolte