Be a Mentor for a UofM Rotaractor

A signature undertaking of the Rotaract Committee each year is its Mentorship Program.

An individual Rotaractor identifies an area of interest in which he or she would like input and guidance from a Rotarian knowledgeable or experienced in the field. Once a Rotaractor is paired with a Rotarian, there are no formal requirements going forward. Many pairings meet for around 1-3 hours a month (usually over coffee or lunch but, especially during the last year, virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic) and talk about topics such as professional development tips, resume feedback, life advice, and the like. The goal, simply put, is to create an environment in which each Rotaract/Rotarian pair has a safe space to grow as individuals and learn from one another.

A significant accomplishment last year was the development of a Mentor Program Handbook by the Rotaractor leadership: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q5ThdbtgiEDGTDn6wErV2-HI1DUFzLM_o3g9sZwM0q0/edit 

It gives a general orientation to the Program for both Mentors and Mentees.

Alexandra Galen is the new Professional Development Chair for the Rotaractors and is canvassing them to identify persons interested in participating in the Program. Don Duquette is coordinating the Program for the Rotaract Committee. If you are willing to be a Mentor, please contact him (duquette@umich.edu) for further information.