MACAC Mentorship Program

The MACAC Mentorship Program seeks to assist in building connections between new members and those who have been involved in the profession and organization for several years.  The goals of this program are to strengthen the profession, strengthen the organization and have fun in the process.  

Mentorship Program FAQs

How do I begin a mentorship relationship?
Fill out the Mentorship Profile Form.

Once I know who my mentor is, how do we get started? 

  • Exchange personal profiles or resumes
  • Exchange professional job descriptions
  • Find mutual areas for sharing
  • Share methods of achieving goals
  • Discuss assistance available from organizational memberships
  • Discuss workshops which are available
  • Share materials which have been helpful to you
  • Mentee should feel comfortable calling the mentor for assistance or ideas
  • Meet prior to college nights, meetings, or functions and attend together.
  • Mentor should be responsible for introducing mentees to others
  • Visit each other at your institutions for informal meetings/lunches
  • Be creative!

Who qualifies to be a mentor/mentee?
Any MACAC member who is involved in college counseling in the college or high school level may take part in this program.  It is suggested that mentors have 5 or more years of experience in the profession and have been a part of MACAC for greater than two years.  Mentees should have less than five years of experience in the profession and/or be new to MACAC.

Is it too late to fill out a mentorship form for this school year?
Absolutely not!  We will pair requests throughout the year. 

When should I expect to be matched with a mentor or mentee? 
The Member Relations Committee meets about once per month during the academic year.  We will try our best to get everyone matched up each time we meet, but the primary goal is to retain the quality of the matches. There is a chance that every applicant will not be matched at each meeting.

What if I haven’t been contacted by my mentor/mentee? 
A mentoring relationship is a two way street.  You can make the first contact and take the initiative to send an email or make a phone call!!

How do I recognize an outstanding mentor/mentee?
Email the member relations committee and be sure to send a thank you!

Contact

Amanda Anderson
Benilde-St. Margaret's School
2501 Highway 100 South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
aanderson@bsmschool.org
952-927-4176 ext. 2466


Interested in joining the Member Relations Committee? 
Contact Co-Chairs: 
Steven Baker, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
(612) 626-9125 or  baker571@umn.edu 

Cassie Nelson, Benilde-St. Margaret's School
(651) 690-6840 or clnelson3@stkate.edu



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