Washington Mentorship students work with a team of program staff that support them and provide guidance throughout the semester. Staff facilitate the identification and achievement of the student's educational and professional goals.
Washington Mentorship students work with program staff over the summer on their course selection and registration, preparing for the semester, and internship search readiness skills and documents.
Ashley Barnes is the Washington Mentorship Program advisor. In May, you will work with Ashley to determine your course selection. Then Ashley will assist you with registration in early June. Throughout the summer, Ashley will continue to work with you and answer questions that you may have so you are ready for the Washington Mentorship Program.
Practicum/Internship Placement Advising
Amy Morrill Bijeau, Director of Experiential Education, and Ashley work with you on all things related to your internship search over the summer. You will submit a resume and cover letter to program staff for review in June and July. Once your documents are approved, you will receive access to the Internship database so you can start your search. Please note that you can use our internship database and you can search for a placement via other resources.
Online Advising Sessions
Over the summer, Amy Morrill Bijeau provides online advising sessions regarding the search process. Topics covered in these sessions include resume and cover letter tips, self-assessment, application strategies and follow-up, and interview tips. Amy and Ashley are both available by email and phone as well for questions.
- 1st Friday in month 10 a.m. (EST)
- 2nd Thursday in month 1 p.m. (EST)
- 3rd Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EST)
- 4th Tuesday at 9 p.m. (EST)
- 5th Monday at 10 a.m. (EST)
How to Join the Meeting
Please RSVP 24 hours or more in advance.
In the fall semester, Ashley Barnes will assist you with fall course questions and concerns, choice of major(s), guidance on and recommendations for using AU resources. In addition, Amy Morrill Bijeau and your MFP professor will assist you with questions related to your internship or professional goals.
Ashley Barnes will have specific advising hours two days per week, with additional days and times as needed. Outside of these specific hours, Ashley is available by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (202-895-4936). You can email Ashley with your questions and/or to inquire about scheduling an advising appointment.
Practicum/Internships Placement Advising
For questions and concerns regarding your internship search and experience, you should work with your Mentored Field Practicum professor and/or Amy Morrill Bijeau.
Washington Mentorship Peer Advisors work with program leadership to advise students on AU and college adjustment, as well as transition to the spring semester. Since they are alumni of the program, they can share their experiences of the program and attending AU. Peer advisors will help you with research on possible majors and required courses and provide advising based on their experiences as students at AU. They hold drop-in and appointment hours during the fall semester.
In order to register for spring semester courses, you will be required to attend a group advising session and/or meet with your spring academic advisor so you can learn about course requirements, recommendations, and the registration process for your degree program at AU.
To facilitate this, in October the Washington Mentorship Program staff will connect you to your spring academic unit.