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Support new employees through Staff Mentoring Circles program; applications due July 5

Do you remember being a new employee and not quite feeling part of the campus community? Have you wanted to play a larger role with new employees or share your knowledge and experiences with others on campus?

The Staff Mentoring Circles program is looking for mentors. The program’s mentors help staff employees on various levels feel included and connected. They impart their knowledge on specific areas of expertise as well as other open topics during small group mentoring sessions.

The Staff Mentoring Circles program is an opportunity to connect with staff within and outside of one’s division, learn more about the university and develop as a professional. Participating in the program helps develop a sense of belonging and community at CWRU, as well as a better support network on campus. The program provides an opportunity to spend a year reflecting on personal career goals/plans and solicit feedback from leaders here at CWRU.

The 2016-2017 program dates are as follows (all dates are on Thursdays):

  • Aug. 11;
  • Sept. 8;
  • Oct. 6;
  • Nov. 3;
  • Dec. 1;
  • Jan. 12;
  • Feb. 9;
  • March 2; and
  • April 6.

Participants’ level of commitment will directly depend upon the number of mentors that will be assigned to this year’s program (the maximum would be five monthly meetings during September, October, November, January and February). Mentors also will be expected to attend the August kick-off meeting so the new cohort participants can meet them.

Those interested in becoming a mentor, can complete an application (PDF). Applicants also should include a copy of their resume that highlights the subject matter in which they feel that they have expertise.

Submit the application by email to the Staff Mentoring Circles administrator, Lisa Board, at by no later than Tuesday, July 5.

Download the application. (PDF)

Applicants must be active employees who have been employed by CWRU for at least one year and must be in good standing with the university.

Once the application and resume have been successfully received, applicants will undergo two separate interviews; the first will be scheduled with the Staff Mentoring Circles committee and the final interview will be conducted by the staff of the Professional Development and Learning Unit. Applicants will be notified of the unit’s decision no later than Thursday, Aug. 4.