SIS Mentoring Program Academic Year 2021-2022

Program Overview

The SIS Mentoring Program is offered through the SIS Office of Career Development and connects students with alumni mentors for one academic year. Our volunteer mentors help students explore post-graduation pathways, learn how to create networks that support their goals, and move towards their next professional steps. This program is open to SIS juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students and mentors do not need to be based in the DC area to participate.

To participate, be prepared to do the following with your mentor:

  • Agree to shared expectations and develop goals for the program.
  • Connect regularly and keep all commitments that are made.
  • Engage in conversation and share feedback and advice.
  • Track progress made throughout the year and review at the end of the program.

Who can apply?

To participate, students must be

  • SIS juniors or seniors (majors only) with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • SIS Master's students in good academic standing

Application Components

  1. Online application
  2. Up-to-date LinkedIn profile
  3. Mentor preferences (no more than three)
  4. Personal statement (400-500 words)

    Prompt: In 400-500 words, describe your interests and career goals, as well as your reason for applying and goals for the program. Then, explain why and how you think each mentor you select (up to three) could best help you in that process.

Successful applications will clearly articulate the professional development goals students hope to achieve by participating in the program. Please be thoughtful with your response. It will be reviewed by the Director of Career Education & Employer Relations and any mentors you ask to be matched with.

The last day to apply is September 10, 2021.

Late or partially completed applications will not be considered.

Please note, we match students with mentors based on shared interests, expectations, and goals. Unfortunately, spots are limited, and while we try to give as many students as possible the chance to participate, being matched with a mentor is not guaranteed.

Contact Shaine Cunningham with questions.

Meet the 21-22 Mentors

Get to know more about each of this year's mentors.

Meet the Mentors