Mentorship Program

ASA Scholarship Mentoring Program

The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to students. Listed below are guidelines from our Scholarship Committee for any company who is interested in mentoring

  • Members of ASA
    • Explain what your company does and what you do at your company
    • Get to know the student and learn their professional goals
    • Help them plan a path to reach any goals
  • Provide your contact information to the student and keep a line of communication open with them
    • Check in with the student at least once a month, preferably every two weeks
      • Teaching Life Skills as needed
      • They may have questions about something in school that they don’t quite understand and you may be able to provide some insight
      • Ask how their grades are on tests or projects, provide encouragement and offer to help when needed
  • Contact the school from time to time
    • Make sure the student is putting in the effort and making progress. If the student is struggling, finds ways to mentor them that will help them overcome their challenge
  • Invite the student to your office or facility and
    • Show them firsthand what it’s like to work in your field
    • Introduce them to as many people possible and have them share what their job responsibilities are in the company
  • If possible, invite the student to a job site
    • Students pursue a field that they are interested in but aren’t always aware of the working conditions
    • Spending time on a jobsite will open them up to real life experiences in the field