MT|SHRM Mentor Program

About the Mentor Program

The Mentor Program was founded in 2004 by Chapter leaders who had the goal of fostering collaboration between students and HR leaders. The founders identified the need and benefit of integrating students into the workplace in order to support students during their transition upon graduating and entering the workplace. The Mentor Program objective is to provide opportunities for MT|SHRM Professional  Members to prepare and strengthen MT|SHRM  Student Members to become the next generation of  successful HR professionals, through opportunities  to learn from their mentors’ personal experiences in  Human Resources.

The Mentor Program partners a MT|SHRM Student Chapter Member from a local university with a MT|SHRM Professional Member. The professional members will provide mentorship to the student members by preparing and strengthening them to become the next successful leaders in our field. The program will begin in early October and continue through April. Attendance to one group event, the “Pairing Evening,” will be in early fall. All other meetings are scheduled at the mentor and student’s convenience on a monthly basis. The “Pairing Evening” is when you will meet your mentor/student and network with other program participants. You can get creative with all other meetings. Try lunch, dinner, coffee, MT|SHRM meetings, MTSU breakfast meeting, or golf. Job shadowing opportunities for the mentees are always great! With this program, you can gain a long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationship. This gives you the opportunity to pass knowledge and experience on to the next generation of professionals.

Give future HR Managers exposure to Human Resources in the business world, and provide direction to students studying Human Resources. Help to build an accurate picture of what to expect when the students graduate and enter the work force. What’s more, you can build the pipeline of talent for your HR team. Finally, you’ll enjoy the contagious energy and enthusiasm of university students. We had a record breaking 31 students sign-up to participate last year and were able to match all of them with a professional mentor! With past success, we expect a greater demand for mentors for the 2016-2017 year. If you are unable to participate this year, please consider encouraging a colleague or two to participate.


Volunteers Needed!

Consider giving back to the HR profession by helping the next generation of HR leaders prepare to enter the workforce through the MT|SHRM Mentor Program. 

Apply to be a mentor to university students for the 2016-2017 school year by clicking the link below.  Membership with the chapter is necessary to participate as a mentor. You will need to log in with your member credentials in order to complete the application.

Not Yet a Member?  Expired?

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 3rd.      

**MENTOR PROGRAM TESTIMONIALS click here.

If you are unable to participate this year, please consider encouraging a colleague or two to participate.

Please contact Jade Wilkerson if you are interested in learning more about MT|SHRM’s mentor program by email mtshrmmentor@gmail.com.

Mentees

If you are a college student and would like to be paired with a Mentor please click the link below to complete a Mentee application. You will be contacted by someone with the College Relations Committee if you are selected for the Mentor program.

College Relations