The Webster University Mentoring Program has doubled in size in its second year of existence, according to Webster Today, Webster University’s blog.
The mentoring program, which is offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors, gives students an opportunity to build a relationship with Webster alumni who have found success in their fields. The program, which begins in mid-October and runs through April, allows for students to share ideas and receive hands-on experience and guidance from their mentors in the field.
To be eligible for the mentor program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Alumni Office Development Officer Billy Ratz said in a Journal article in April that while learning from mentors is beneficial, focus on academics is more important.
“The reason we had the GPA requirement is because studies come first,” Ratz said. “Hopefully the fact that (there) is a 3.0 (GPA requirement), it will inspire students to get their GPA up so they can get into the program.”
Students in a wide range of fields can apply for the program, including film production, management, theatre studies, gender and women studies and international relations. Some of the alumni mentors have worked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and for organizations like Scottrade.
Reporting by Tim Godfrey