Lewis University Mentoring Program, Flyers Rise

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OVERVIEW
The Lewis University Mentoring Program, Flyers Rise, will connect students with a mentor to assist in identity development, networking skills, and professional development with an end goal of post college success. In addition, the program offers students programming aimed specifically for underrepresented minority college students to help in their preparation for an effective and meaningful experience with their mentor.

Flyers Rise
Flyers Rise provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable guidance on a variety of topics including one-on-one advice, networking, interviewing and job shadowing. Flyers Rise requires an eight hour time commitment by mentors and students (i.e. mentees) over the course of a semester. Students in Flyers Rise will be participating in the Spring 2018 semester.

Benefits of Participating in the Program
Students will gain support in their pursuit of becoming college educated while establishing a relationship with alumni of Lewis University. Students will learn constructive ways to increase their chances for success. Mentors will serve as an additional resource and serve as a positive influence. The mentor will contribute to the social and career aspirations of their mentee.

Expectations
The program requires a commitment of one semester with participation in mentor-mentee activities. The Office of Multicultural Student Services will collaborate with Alumni Relations and departments across campus in providing preparation programming that will assist students in having an effective mentoring experience.

Program Eligibility
Candidates must:
Be a sophomore, junior, or senior
Have a GPA of at least 2.0
Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at LU (at least 6 credit hours)

Application Process
Complete the application and submit a brief summary (300 words or less) about your interest in the mentoring program.

The application and summary must be typed and submitted to the Office of Multicultural Student Services by 5PM on Friday, November 10, 2017. Candidates will be notified via email by Friday, November 17, 2017.

If selected, mentees are required to attend one of the information sessions regarding detailed expectations and requirements for Flyers Rise.
1. Wednesday, Nov. 29, (10 – 11AM). Student Union – Big Red Room.
2. Thursday, Nov. 30, (2 – 3PM). Student Union – Big Red Room.

Questions?
Email the Office of Multicultural Student Services at omss@lewisu.edu.