The RAA is looking for 20 alumni entrepreneurs to work with the Vice Provost of Entrepreneurship to mentor students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. It will require several hours a month including mentoring training and a visit to campus for at least one face-to face meeting with the student.
This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the academic activities at the school and share your entrepreneurial expertise and real life experience with a student. You can make a difference in their life.
If you are interested, take the “self-survey” below to see if you’d like to sign up:
Teacher... Tutor... Coach... Counselor... Self Survey: A mentor wears many hats and needs to have some specific characteristics.
- Willing and caring to take sincere interest in others’ success
- Experienced in entrepreneurship
- Knowledgeable about organizations and business cultures
- Aware and can help connect the dots between cultural trends, career-related networks and resources
- Committed to the advantages of a diverse perspective
- In a position of achievement, but accessible and able to give mentoring some priority within their primary responsibilities
- Skillful in coaching without ordering, while providing constructive feedback, positive reinforcement, and can help to build self-esteem
- Able to help students protect their ideas and intellectual property
- A patient listener, thoughtful, articulate and an objective problem-solver
- Freely offers relevant life experiences and perspectives as relevant learning opportunities
- Someone who sets a strong, role model example
To sign up as a mentor, click here