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Students, are you looking for that one person that you can connect with and get advice from?  Are you looking for someone who has been through what you are going through?  Then the Formal COACH Mentoring Program is for you!  This 1:1 program is currently available for all sophomores who are feeling the slump or who just need guidance. Through mentorship, alumni mentors will be able to relate to their mentees about uncertain times, share how they navigate through challenges, and lend helpful information on a variety of topics.  The opportunity for a mentor who is not a parent, relative, or peer gives room for “real talk.”

Why sophomore students?  The first year of college for any student is spent trying to explore their options and getting engaged on campus.  The Junior year is learning to grow and develop their interests and the senior year is when students start preparing for their future.  But, what about their sophomore year?

College isn't 'new' anymore and the pressure and uncertainty to make decisions start to increase.  Sophomores are aware that the 'halfway mark' of their college career is approaching and are starting to contemplate, "What should I choose as my major? "What can I do with "x" major?"  "How are alumni using their degree in their professions?"

Students have a lot of interests, and they look for mentorship opportunities rather than requirements.  An alumni mentorship can encourage motivation and can be the initial bridge between Hanover College and life after Hanover College.  The formal program is something that can grow into so much more for the mentee and mentor....it can be a lifelong connection. 

Timeline

      • January 7:  Interested sophomores must complete the Student Information Form 
      • January 7:  Interested alumni must complete the Alumni Information Form, submit a resume, and a photo
      • January 18:  Mandatory orientation for student mentees (Not able to attend:  Makeup orientation by January 21)
      • January 20:  Mandatory orientation for alumni mentors (Not able to attend:  Makeup orientation by January 21)
      • January 25: Speed Networking Event at 12 noon (optional)
        An event where individuals are allowed a short amount of time to meet a number of prospective mentees and mentors, one at a time, and then choose who they would like to be matched with. Preferences will be taken that night.
      • January 26:  Speed Networking Event at 7 p.m. (optional)
        An event where individuals are allowed a short amount of time to meet a number of prospective mentees and mentors, one at a time, and then choose who they would like to be matched with. Preferences will be taken that night.
      • February 4:  Alumni mentors and student mentees matched and announced.
      • By February 9:  Take the Myers-Briggs Personality Test  
      • February 15: Coach Kick-Off
      • March:  TBD
      • April: TBD
      • May:  TBD
      • See the handbook for additional dates and information
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