Mentor for the Moment program aims to offer flexible mentoring service

By Cassie Montgomery

Published: Mar 22, 2021 1:09:00 PM

Engineering Student Services is hosting the inaugural Match Madness on Thursday, March 25 to encourage students to join the Mentor for the Moment mentoring program. Engineering Student Services is hosting the inaugural Match Madness on Thursday, March 25 to encourage students to join the Mentor for the Moment mentoring program.

Students looking for a focused opportunity to gain networking and learning experiences from a mentor in their field need look no further than the newly-launched Mentor for the Moment program, hosted by Engineering Student Services (ESS). 

To celebrate the kickoff of this new mentoring initiative, ESS is inviting students to create a mentor or mentee profile by dropping by the Professional Engineering Organization Suite (Brown-Kopel 0117) March 22-24 from 1-3 p.m. The office is also hosting an inaugural Match Madness event, taking place in the Gavin Gardens on Thursday, March 25 from 2-4 p.m., to further encourage students to join the mentoring program.

“Through Mentor for the Moment, students have the opportunity to learn about job-related skills, network with professionals, explore career paths and gain new engineering knowledge, all in a one-time mentoring setting. We’re very excited for Match Madness and expect the number of student mentees to continue to grow,” said Janet Moore, assistant dean and director of student services for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. 

Mentor for the Moment pairs professionals with students on a short-term basis for one-hour sessions where they offer support and interaction via phone, video conferencing or face-to-face, as appropriate. Mentors work with their mentee to determine what kind of support will be most useful – specific feedback related to finding jobs, general career advice, information on higher studies, technical information or personal encouragement, for example.

“The flexible time commitment of Mentor for the Moment offers both our mentors and mentees the option to seek and give support despite otherwise busy schedules,” Moore said. “We see this new mentoring path as yet another opportunity for our students to gain real-world insights as they work toward completion of their Auburn Engineering degree.”

Students and professionals interested in participating in the Mentor for the Moment program should complete an online profile.

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery, cmontgomery@auburn.edu, 334.844.3668

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