What is an LBJ Mentor?
As an LBJ Mentor you are a guide, coach, and resource who shares your LBJ education and professional experience to help pave the way for students to succeed at LBJ and beyond. LBJ Mentors gain satisfaction from helping current students explore their own career paths.
Minimum 1 year post graduate degree
Currently employed or retired
Minimum 3 years work experience
We ask both the mentor and student to commit to a minimum of two hours per month. It is up to the student and the mentor to decide together what schedule works best for them.
Duration of Mentorship
The mentoring relationship officially lasts November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018, after which the mentor will have the ability to opt-in for another semester or be paired with another student. This, however, does not mean that the mentoring relationship has to end. The goal is to develop long-term networking relationships between mentors and mentees.
Suggested Mentoring Activities
Job Search Process
Shadow a Mentor at work day
Mentoring works best when both students and alumni put in the time to make it successful by being respectful and meeting the expectations they set for the relationship. Keep in mind that the LBJ mentorship program is student-driven, meaning it is up to the student to initiate each part of the process.
***Signing up to be part of the mentor pool does not guarantee you will be matched with a student. Matches are based on the number of students who sign up and shared policy interests and experience.***