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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 

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We have 5 partner programs seeking mentor support. In addition to our fall lineup of – Villanova, Drexel, Temple, and Rowan University, we also offer an additional programs with NextFab, a Philadelphia based maker space.

 
 

   
 You can VOLUNTEER HERE to 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.  Drexel is now offering a variety of mentoring events with varying specific focus areas for their students. These events run from October through June.

 

Temple University - BYOBB - Greg Fegley, 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. 

 

Rowan University – Georgean Wardzinski, 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.  Rowan is offering a variety of mentoring events with varying specific focus areas for their students. These events run from October through June.  

 

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!  

 

NextFab – Hardware Accelerator Program – Morris Yankell, Coordinator

The role of the mentor is to give advice and feedback, highlight challenges that the team may not see ahead, encourage ideas and progress in validating their product and business launch. This program consist of small cohorts that last for three months and cohorts are formed throughout the year. 

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