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Subgroups & Communities of Practice: Mentoring Program
 

 

A variety of mentoring programs - different strokes for different folks! 

We're thrilled to be offering multiple opportunities for you to be a mentor to students, start-ups, business accounts, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs!  And it’s easier than ever to find a program that’s the right fit in which to participate.

That’s because each of our partner programs: 

• Needs mentors with different professional skills

• Requests mentors with varied industry experiences

• Offers a range of mentor time commitments – some are 1-2 hr/wk, some are just 1hr/month

• Offers different mentor settings – e.g. one-to-one, college student teams, incubator start-ups

 

Plan to attend the Temple BYOBB final presentations on April 20th.  

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We have 5 partner programs seeking mentor support.  In addition to our fall lineup of – Villanova, Drexel, Temple, and University City Science Center, we also offer an additional program with United Way of Delaware, specifically for women.

 

 
 Greg Fegley, Chair
 You can VOLUNTEER HEREto be a mentor or in several other roles. We have opportunities in the following areas:

 

• Become a ‘Mentorship Ambassador’ delivering ‘minute for mentoring’ messaging at subgroup meetings

• Volunteer to be a judge of mentor/protégé projects

• Volunteer to be a partner program coordinator

• Develop general & program specific marketing collateral

• Develop mentoring support tools

 

If you want to get involved in a program that can make a difference in peoples lives and help the Greater Philadelphia business community, volunteer today!  

  

 

Join the Mentor Subgroup to be a part of this team.  (Sign in if you are not already signed into the site.)  On this Mentoring Program page, select “join group” at the top of the page (just under the page title next to the little “people” icon. 

 

You can also contact Greg Fegley (gfegley@gmail.com).

 

Thank you all!  Beacon members have made a tremendous impact in the past.  I know we will continue our strong tradition of sharing our knowledge and helping others grow personally and professionally.

A brief summary of the partner programs follows: 

 

Drexel University - LeBow Business School MBA program - Jim Ryan, Coordinator 

The role of the mentor is to give advice and feedback, highlight challenges that the student may not see ahead, encourage ideas and progress in the job search process, and be a cheerleader for success in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.  This program runs from October through June. 

 

Drexel University - School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems - Richard Shimizu, Coordinator 

The role of the mentor is to give advice and feedback, highlight challenges that the student may not see ahead, encourage ideas and progress in the job search process, and be a cheerleader for success in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.

 

Temple University - BYOBB - Dave Ziler, Coordinator 

Temple University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute hosts an annual business plan competition, the Be Your Own Boss Bowl (BYOBB) where undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff, compete in business and social innovation ventures.  The mentoring cycle typically runs from December through March. 

 

University City Science Center – Jane Frankel, Coordinator 

The University City Science Center recruits start-up companies to enroll in a mentor-protégé program for a defined developmental assistance area.  This program is focused on matching specific subject matter expertise to protégé company requirements.  The timing for these projects is typically as needed.

 

United Way of Delaware - Women In Action - Sharon Hake, Coordinator

This Mentoring program is specifically for women to enhance their leadership effectiveness. It is a cross-generational mentoring program with a focus on goal setting and achievement.  It is designed to engage women in leadership development, advocacy and community engagement.  The program requires a ~50 hour commitment over the course of a year. Interviews & the matching process starts in March/April with the first match meeting in April/May. 

 

Villanova University - Engineering College Capstone Program - Kevin Miles, Coordinator

The Engineering School has 4 student teams who are designing a product and building a business plan to successfully launch their idea.  They need advice over a 2-month period as they prepare to present in mid-December for a final project grade.  And potentially to investors!  

 

Villanova University – MBA or Masters of Science in Finance Program – Alan Brotman, Coordinator

The role of the mentor is to give advice and feedback, highlight challenges that the student may not see ahead, encourage ideas and progress in the job search process, and be a cheerleader for success in a one-on-one mentoring relationship.  This program runs from June through May. 

 

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