In addition to the awarded EP Scholarship, each awarded student will automatically enroll in our 12-month EP Mentorship Program. This program pairs each EP Scholar with a successful professional mentor who will help them navigate their first year of college and serve as a support system to help maximize their experience.
The program is structured in 12 flexible modules to help guide each monthly connect between the mentor and mentee. Participants must maintain communication with each other at least once a month beginning in August.
To take place in August with general introductions and establishing expectations for mentee and mentor.
What are your short term and long term goals? How do you organize these and stay accountable?
What are the unspoken rules of navigating college academics? How can you maximize your classroom experience?
There are numerous clubs and campus resources (i.e. career center) how and when should you engage with them?
Stress and being away from home are real emotions. There are many healthy practices that will help your thrive in your first year.
Now that you have a better understanding of where you are heading, let's work to make an actionable long term plan.
What is Growth Mindset? What specific skills do you need to learn or have that you can foster?
What are your career aspirations beyond college? What fellowships can you apply to? What are the available opportunities?
Recruiting for an internship or job can be daunting. We will visit all the main elements of an application; resume, cover letter, interview, etc.
Maintaining your personal brand is important both on and off social media, we will review the do's and don'ts
How can you best manage your money and establish good financial literacy?
Final module to take place in July before Sophomore year begins. We will explore next steps and other higher education opportunities that are available.