We believe that good mentorship is critical to the professional and personal development of all students. This is especially true for students from underrepresented backgrounds, such as those from the community college and transfer space. This is why we have designed a mentorship program, with support from our partners in the education field and public sector, that helps students develop foundational career skills. We pair community college and transfer student mentees with mentors from the professional world. Our diverse pool of mentors includes Boren, Critical Language, Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, Marshall, Payne, Pickering, Rangel, and Schwarzman Scholars, along with Presidential Management Fellows and others in the public sphere. Our first mentorship cohort ran for three months beginning in the fall of 2020. Our next cohort will begin in summer 2022.
2022 Summer Mentorship Program
Between June 20 – August 22, 2022, Global Community College Transfers (GCCT) will hold an 8- week virtual mentorship program for community college and transfer students interested in international affairs and/or public service. During the 8-week program, mentees will be required to attend weekly workshops, meet with their mentor every 1-2 weeks, and complete several small assignments. The time commitment for mentees is 3-4 hours per week.
Mentees that are selected will be paired with a mentor based on their career or educational interests. Our diverse pool of mentors includes Boren, Critical Language, Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, Marshall, Payne, Pickering, Rangel, and Schwarzman Scholars, along with Presidential Management Fellows and others in the public sphere. Many work for NGOs, think tanks, government agencies (state, local, and federal), or are in graduate school. You will meet with your mentor via an agreed upon platform of choice (phone, video call, etc.).
The 8 virtual workshops will cover topics like networking, personal statements, diplomacy, and interning abroad. Workshops will tentatively be held every Wednesday from 5:10-6:00pm PST/8:10-9:00pm EST. Participants must be able to attend at least 7 out of 8 workshops, with some limited exceptions for those with work, family, or similar commitments. Three of the virtual workshops will be led by Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C.:
Applications for mentees are currently under review. Applicants will be notified of selection in mid-May 2022. Please note that we may email you for a resume and/or to schedule a 15-minute interview beforehand. Feel free to email Jasmine or Leia with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for mentors is open!
***Application deadline: May 4th, 2022 11:59pm EST.***