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Wexner Foundation Mentoring Program – Mentee Application

Application Deadline November 20, 2018


The Wexner Graduate Fellowship Mentoring Program will leverage the deep and diverse talent that has been nurtured by 30 years of the Fellowship Program. The program will provide a framework for continuing support and guidance of Wexner alumni, bolstered by content-rich, personalized learning. Through participation in this program, mentor volunteers will build coaching and supervisory skills that will help them lead more effectively in their professional and communal lives. Mentees will drive the relationship by working with their mentor to create mutually agreed-upon goals and expectations and will hold one another accountable to the highest level of informed, committed participation. 

Eligible mentors and mentees will be selected from the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Alumni Community.

All participants get to (and agree to) participate in:

  • A day-long orientation and training in NYC on April 4, 2019
  • 15 calls (average every 3 weeks between April 2019 and March 2020) between mentor and mentee. About 50 minutes each.
  • 4 mentoring and leadership related webinars.
  • A jointly designed site visit or professional development opportunity with mentor and mentee.
  • Check-in calls with Rae Ringel and Or Mars
  • A half-day closing program in Spring 2020 via Zoom.  


A Word about Mentorship: 
Terms like mentoring, supervision and coaching tend to be used interchangeably. While coaching and mentoring use many of the same skills, coaching is short term and task-oriented while mentoring promises a longer-term relationship. A mentor is usually a more experienced and qualified colleague who can pass on knowledge and experience. While it is appropriate for a person's immediate supervisor to coach them, a mentor is best not to be in the direct reporting line. The mentoring relationship enables purposeful conversation. It is about learning and both mentors and those mentored grow from the experience.