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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)
If you have more comments or questions about the Mentoring Program, please contact the Mentoring Program manager.