Dr. Paula L. Parks Professor, English Bakersfield College
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Mentor Application for Umoja
(ASTEP) at Bakersfield College
Thank you for your interest in being an Umoja ASTEP mentor!
Umoja ASTEP mentors provide encouragement for students in the program. Mentors are matched by gender and, whenever possible, by career interest. Mentors should connect with their mentees twice a month, and students earn extra credit points by meeting with their mentor and turning in the mentor-mentee meeting form. In between meetings, students and mentors can also connect by phone, email, or text.
The Umoja ASTEP program has academic and career workshops, and students attend community events. Mentors are welcome to attend any Umoja ASTEP event, and I appreciate any mentor who can facilitate complementary tickets to community events.
The mentor is not a tutor and is not expected to help with homework, although the mentor can read and discuss class texts with their mentee. The mentor is also not expected to provide financial support for students.
If the mentor is in a related field that the student is pursuing, the mentor can invite the student to his/her place of employment and provide career advice. The mentor should model professional behavior to help students reach their personal and academic goals.
----- Dr. Paula L. Parks, Umoja ASTEP coordinator
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What is the best way to reach you?
What is your gender?
What is your educational background?
What is your present title?
What company do you work for?
Do you have other interests or careers that might help in matching a student?
How did you hear about ASTEP?
Are you willing to meet with/ be in touch with an ASTEP student twice a month?
Are you also willing to attend training meetings and end-of-the-semester celebrations?
Please describe why you would like to be an ASTEP mentor and any mentoring experience you have.
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