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Mentoring Project

Connecting students with professional mentors

Bill Withers was right: sometimes, we all need somebody to lean on. Mentors can help you set goals, advise about your career path, make professional connections and serve as a trusted role model to support you through hardships.

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About the Mentoring Project

The Mentorship Project is designed for sophomore and junior first-generation students in the Professional School of Education. It's a means to help them be successful during college and prepare for their future careers. This year the program is expanded to include students majoring in Education or Human Biology, and we hope to continue growing in future years.

This is an opportunity for area business professionals to connect with UW-Green Bay students in meaningful ways without the large commitment of forming an internship program at their company. Students can also connect with mentors from small businesses and career fields without internship positions that could otherwise be difficult environments to find connections and form relationships.

For Students

Being a mentee is an incredible way to further your career development and your support network at college. You will gain a connection to the community, guidance as you navigate college and insights into career fields. Participating can even help cover the cost of your textbooks.

For Professionals

We hope you understand how much an opportunity like this means to students. It positively impacts not only how they view their career goals, but how they begin to relate their academic and nonacademic performance to their future professional selves. We hope you gain a deeper connection to the UW-Green Bay community, an opportunity to share about your experiences and a stronger network of students that you are helping become successful future professionals. Additionally, being a mentor can help you grow personally and professionally as you practice empathy, building trust and communication in a professional relationship. Mentoring also adds to the legacy of your career – what you’ve learned won’t just end with you.

Mentee Benefits

  • Connect with the community
  • Gain guidance on navigating college
  • Gain insights into career fields & career readiness
  • Stipend for textbooks

Mentor Benefits

  • Positively impact students
  • Connect with UW-Green Bay students
  • Expand your own network
  • Grow your own personal and professional skills
  • Leave a lasting legacy

Mentorship Timeline

Rolling basis throughout summerMentor training (virtual session)
Early AugustApplications close
Late AugustMentors and mentees are matched
September (evening)Meet and greet event
October to April, scheduled by each pairMonthly one-on-one meetings with mentor/mentee
Late April or Early May (evening)End of year celebration dinner

Applications are Open

Now accepting applications for both mentors and mentees for 2022-23

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Want to know More?

For more details on the Mentoring Project, please contact Mary Sue Lavin at or (920) 465-2992.

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