In January 2017, Upsilon Chapter, sent out its call for applications for the second cohort of its Mentoring Program. Under the direction of our Mentoring Chair, Aileen Tanafranca, and vice-chair, Nina Hwang, a cohort of nine mentors and nine mentees was selected for the next year-long program. The cohort held its kick-off meeting on February 28, 2017, where Aileen and Nina implemented the same training program developed by our initial Mentorship Chair, Billy Caceres. This again included a review of roles and program timeline, as well as the speed matching session for pairing.
The mentor/mentee dyads for the second cohort include:
|Yanrui (Serena) Huang
Mentoring dyads have completed mentoring contracts and set goals for the year. Quarterly progress reports well be provided to the Chair and Vice-Chair, who will also host several dinners and other social events to promote face-to-face meetings among the dyads.
On June 1, 2017, seven members of the cohort participated in a Paint Night Event. This was attended by 3 of the mentoring pairs as well as the Chair. It was a great night of fellowship and networking, and provided these mentoring pairs with an opportunity for additional face-to-face time to build on their relationships.
he cohort also had a great bowling night out on October 12, 2017 at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square. This was another great opportunity for the cohort to meet up and relax in a social atmosphere and continue that important face-to-face time that builds strong relationships!
The cohort held its Closing Event on January 24, 2018. This was a chance to wrap up the year, complete program evaluations, and for dyads to plan their futures together, with the possibility of continued informal mentoring.