The 2017 LEAP Mentor Workshop

Friday, July 28th


11:30 am                The luncheon starts – James West Center

1:00 pm                  Mentor Workshop begins promptly – Ackerman Union

3:30 pm                  Workshop  ends

3:30- 4:30 pm       Mentor Reception

Business Attire



A program member will meet you at the parking entrance to provide you with a parking permit at LOT 8 – We will send you a map with specific driving & parking instructions closer to the event

The mentor workshop is one day only – It takes place on Friday, July 28th. We start with a luncheon at 11:30 AM following with the mentor workshop from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.  Afterward, there will be a reception – a chance for you to socialize with the other mentors if you choose.  As a mentor, you do not need to prepare anything ahead of time.  Each mentor (there will be around 100) sits at his/her own table, and on the other side are 3 to 5 chairs where the students will sit.  Think ‘speed dating’ in that there are 20 minute sessions where the students rotate. During each session they will sit across from you, and ask you questions they have prepared such as:

• What do you enjoy most/least about what you do?

• If you had to start all over today at my age in your field, what would you do and how would you get started?

• What kind of personal qualities do you consider to be most important for someone to have who wants to be successful in this area?

This is their chance to pick your brain and find out as much information about your job & career as they can. This is also one of the most exciting, invigorating afternoons at LEAP – students and mentors gain so much from the experience.