Career and community mentorship
Sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Honors College have the opportunity to work with a variety of mentors, based on their individual interests. These mentorship networks span academic disciplines, career fields and communities with individuals passionate about supporting our extraordinary students. We invite you to explore these networks to grow beyond the classroom.
Interested in being a mentee? Please email Kathryn Butler-Valdez at email@example.com for more information.
The Honors Research Mentorship Program pairs you with a postdoctoral researcher at the University to explore opportunities for conducting independent research, prepare for graduate school and learn what it takes to be a successful researcher and academic.
- Prepare students for graduate school and careers in research through academic and research mentoring.
- Learn about opportunities for conducting independent research
- Gain a broader perspective of graduate school and academia
- Learn how to maximize your time in college
- Expand your academic network
- Gain valuable experience in mentoring students
- Improve leadership and communication skills
The Honors Connect Mentorship Program connects you with experienced community members, professionals, honors alumni, and parents of honors students. Build your network in an informal and fun environment with your mentor. As your trusted supporter, the mentor can inform you about their own career path, as well as help you explore your own career goals, point you in the right direction to achieve that goal, advise you on avoiding pitfalls and identify resources along the way.
Serving as a role model, the mentor may be a guide, champion, advocate, and motivator for the mentee. Mentors may be local to Reno/Sparks, with possible opportunities outside the area as well. The Honors Connect Mentorship Program is a great way to deepen connections and perhaps even build a lifelong friendship.
- Connect students with experienced community members, professionals, Honors College alumni, and parents of Honors College students
- Help students make important professional and personal connections within a casual and social environment
- Provide equitable access to valuable networking opportunities to Honors College students
- Connect with a mentor with valuable life and professional experience
- Expand your network in an informal environment
- Work with highly motivated Honors College students to provide valuable mentorship
- Share your life skills and professional background in an impactful manner
The Honors Professional Mentorship Program links local professionals to honors students. Through this mentorship, mentors will help mentees explore future career paths, gain hands-on experiences in a professional setting, develop meaningful connections, and expand their knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
- Expand students’ networks and build meaningful relationships with community leaders and business professionals.
- Provide students with real-world experience as they navigate their career path.
- Strengthen the honors network and local professional community.
- Gain real-world experience in a career path of interest.
- Develop meaningful connections with community businesses.
- Use and develop skills and knowledge in a professional setting.
- Generate brand awareness for business/organization.
- Coach talented students into becoming ideal future employees (and potentially hire them once their program is complete).
- Make a meaningful impact on the next generation of leaders.
Interested in becoming a mentor?
We hope that you will consider supporting our talented Honors College sophomores, juniors, and seniors through mentorship. Our students’ interests span numerous academic disciplines, career fields, passions, and places. Our mentor community must be equally as diverse! Click a section to learn more about a specific mentorship network.
Please email Kathryn Butler-Valdez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming a mentor.