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Get a Community Mentor

Click here to apply for a Community Mentor!

Current Protégés: Click here to submit your monthly report

Description

As part of the Amarillo College Mentoring Program, the Community Mentor Program connects returning students with a professional, or “Community Coach,” in a field related to their major.  Community Coaches provide a career development opportunity through job shadows, informational interviews and networking.  This program is a partnership between Amarillo College and the Amarillo Women’s Network/Amarillo Rotary Clubs. 

Roles

  • Students in the Community Mentor Program are called Protégés.   Protégés are returning Amarillo College students (second year and above).
  • Mentors in the Community Mentor Program are called Community Coaches. Community Coaches are professionals in the Amarillo community able to provide hands-on insight into their career path. 

Participant Expectations

While the Community Coach/Protégé relationship is a partnership, the responsibility for initiating interactions lies with the Protégé. 

  • Engage: Interact monthly through face-to-face meetings, email, phone calls, and/or text messages.
  • Emerge: Complete an informational interview on Community Coach’s education, training, and career path.  Participate in a job shadow experience.
  • Expose: Attend at least one networking opportunity, which may include a relevant meeting, presentation, professional event, meal with colleagues, or other as appropriate.
  • Elevate: Review Protégé’s resume and discuss feedback for improvement 

Timeline

  • September 11: Protégé applications due
  • September: Matching process completed
  • October: Meet & Greet/Program Briefing
  • November - April: One interaction a month, to be logged by Protégé
  • May: End of Year reception

Questions?  Contact the Mentoring Program Coordinator, Calee Follins at calee.follins@actx.edu!


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