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Give Something Back—Become a Mentor / Get a Mentor!
Over the years we've heard many long-time STC members say that they're not getting as much out of STC. Now you can—by becoming a mentor for college students or recent college graduates (within 3 years).
We are providing this educational service for free as a community service. We're not looking for experts (few people classify themselves that way), but we are looking for people who are willing to answer questions on a specific familiar tool or skill for college students. To be a mentor, you must have a minimum of three years of professional experience as a technical communicator.
As a mentor, mentees will phone or email you if they have a question about your chosen mentoring area. Because many of our mentors have jobs that require them to travel, we will ask mentees to allow up to one week for a response.
How to Enroll as a Mentor
If you are an STC member with at least 3 years of professional experience, you may apply to be a mentor. Please fill in the Mentor Enrollment Form with your contact information and identify the tools and skills for which you are willing to be a mentor.
How to Enroll as a Mentee
Any college student or recent college graduate (within 3 years) majoring in English, communication, journalism, social sciences, or a related subject may apply for a mentor. Please fill in the Mentee Enrollment Form with your contact information and identify the tools and skills you'd like a mentor to help you with.
Frequently asked questions about the program are answered in our "STC WDCB Mentoring Program FAQ" (handout 98.3 Kb .pdf)