Register to get matched with a "Career Guide" mentor to receive "one-time" feedback on your career document via email. It's flexible—no time commitment.
The Online Career Guide Mentor Program is offered entirely online via email and supports the professional development of currently enrolled Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) students and Metropolitan College (MC) students and alumni preparing to enter the workforce.
This mentor program is designed to connect students with professionals who will serve as their "Career Guides" for brief, one-time feedback in one or more of the following areas: Resume Review, LinkedIn Profile Review, and Career Portfolio Review.
Career Guides and students can maintain contact beyond the one-time feedback session, if mutually agreed.
This mentor program is ideal for students enrolled in capstone courses who are preparing to graduate and enter the workforce. If you want to volunteer or know someone that would make a great mentor, go to crew.cc/career-guides to learn more.
How It Works
- Ask for a mentor match referral—Contact Metropolitan College or CREW Career Center to determine eligibility and get career document approved for mentor match.
- Register to be matched with a mentor—Complete the online Career Guide Student Request form (5 minutes) and receive a match notification email with mentor’s professional background information (3-5 business days).
- Discover next steps for career development—Receive a notification email with one-time feedback from mentor (up to 14 business days).
- Share your experience—Complete the Student Satisfaction Survey (3 minutes).
- Appreciate your mentor—Send thank-you email, and maintain contact—if mutually agreed.
Note: Students may request unlimited mentor referrals. Our goal is to match Career Guides with students who share similar career interests; however, all networking relationships are deemed valuable and can contribute to professional growth, knowledge sharing, and innovative ideas.
Mentor Match Closures
The Online Career Guide Mentor Program will be closed to students for mentor matching during the following months: January, July, August and December. During these closures, our staff will be working closely with students to complete requirements for the new academic term and will encourage student participation in the mentor program. Volunteer Mentor applications will be reviewed and processed year-round.
Career Guidance Areas
Receive "one-time" feedback on your career documents. Unlimited mentor match referrals acceptable.
- Resume Review |Sample Resume Feedback Form | Delivery Method: Email- Receive "one-time" feedback on your resume and learn how to promote your skills and experience to employers. Review the Resume Packet and contact a MC/CREW counselor to learn how to get started. Note: ONLY DOC, DOCX, AND RTF FILES ARE SUPPORTED.
- LinkedIn Profile Review |Sample LinkedIn Feedback Form| Delivery Method: Email - Receive "one-time" feedback on your LinkedIn profile and learn how to market your personal brand, network with professionals, and showcase your relevant skills and experience to employers. Review the LinkedIn Profile Checklist and contact a MC/CREW counselor to learn how to get started. Note: Privacy settings for LinkedIn must be set to "Make my public profile visible to everyone". You can change your privacy settings after you receive feedback from the Career Guide.
- Online Career Portfolio Review| Sample Online Career Portfolio Feedback Form| Delivery Method: Email - Receive "one-time" feedback on your online career portfolio and learn how to brand your candidacy and effectively highlight relevant skills and experience to employers. Review the Promoting Yourself Online Resource Sheet and contact a MC/CREW counselor to learn how to get started. Note: Privacy settings for online career portfolio must be set to "public" or allow anyone with the direct link to access the website. You can change your privacy settings after you receive feedback from the Career Guide.
Follow-up Mentor Communications
This is an online mentor program. Communication among Career Guide Mentor and student are through Career Guide online forms only. Career Guides and students can maintain contact beyond the one-time feedback session, if mutually agreed. This mentor program does not help facilitate face-to face interaction.
Students must meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of registration:
- Must be a currently enrolled JCTC student or MC student/alumni
- Must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours and clearly defined career and academic goals
- Must have previous or current work experience developed through full-time or part-time employment, volunteering, co-curricular activities, co-ops or internships, etc.
Note: Metropolitan College students must complete the CAPP 30 Credit Hour Requirement prior to participation. See MyMC Page for details or contact a MC Student Development Counselor.
- Monitor email account for Career Guide communications
- Follow proper business email etiquette and always proofread
- Be open to feedback and conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times
- Remember that mentors are not required to maintain contact beyond the one-time feedback session
- DO NOT ask for a job or internship
- Build and expand professional networks
- Get career advice and support for professional growth
- Discover strategies and tips for improving job candidacy
Contact Renecia Griffie Davis at 502-852-2534 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Becoming a Mentor?
We are always looking for employers and professionals to offer career guidance to our students. If you want to volunteer or know someone that would make a great mentor, click here to learn more and get started.