SDT Mentor Program

Sigma Delta Tau is proud to offer a mentorship program to connect sisters with one another for professional guidance.

We have partnered with Ambition in Motion, an online mentoring platform, to develop this program. Using the Ambition In Motion matching process, sisters are matched with a mentor based on various compatibility factors including career interests, majors and much more.

 

COLLEGIANS

The online platform allows you to interact and share experiences through the program. This platform also hosts live, online workshops about mentorship etiquette, how to prepare for each mentorship conversation and how to ask the right questions. The platform provides videos and written content to help prepare you for the program. You will also have access to the Ambition In Motion employer network.

If selected for the program, you will be provided with your mentor’s contact information so you can connect based on your communication preference – whether that be via email, video chat, phone calls or in-person meetings.

Over the course of the semester, you can expect to:

  • Have a minimum of three, 30-minute conversations with your mentor
  • Attend four, 1-hour workshops to learn mentorship etiquette and preparation for mentor conversations
  • Complete three, 3-minute surveys to provide mentorship updates and a final post-program assessment
  • Meet with your Brand Ambassador three times to provide feedback

 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • SDT undergraduate member
  • No GPA requirement
  • Must be in good standing with your chapter (may not be inactive and may not be studying abroad)
  • There is a $50 fee per semester which is fully refunded upon successful completion of the program at the end of the semester

 

Key Dates

  • The application deadline is February 11
  • The program starts in February and ends in May

 

Participating in this mentor program can work with your schedule and help you form mentor relationships that last a lifetime and open doors for you.

Why participate?

  1. Your mentor can help you achieve your professional goals. Your mentor can help you learn the skills to help you get closer to landing internship and job offers.
  2. Your mentor gives you the benefit of distance and proximity. Your mentor is also from Sigma Delta Tau so they care about your success, but they are also distant enough from you that they don’t know your past and don’t have any preconceived notions. This creates an opportunity for you to share information that you may not feel comfortable sharing with your closest friends while gaining information and knowledge from a mentor on your career path that wants to see you succeed. 3. Begin building a support system of professional advisors. Businesses have a board of advisors, why not you? This mentor can help you build a core of people that want to see you succeed.

 

ALUMNAE

The mentorship program is a great opportunity for you to share your career experience with a current undergraduate student or alumna of Sigma Delta Tau. This program gives you the flexibility to connect with your mentee on your own time. Over the course of the semester, we ask that you have, at minimum, three, 30-minute conversations with your mentee. These mentoring conversations can take place in-person (if matched locally), via video chat or over the phone.

We strongly encourage you to apply for this rewarding program.The deadline to apply is February 11, and the program runs from February to May.

Participating in this mentor program can help you pay it forward to the next wave of graduates from Sigma Delta Tau while working around your schedule.

Why participate?

  1. Impact – the average mentee told 13 people about their experience getting a mentor. This is a great opportunity to pay it forward to a Sigma Delta Tau student in a way that is meaningful to them.
  2. Stay involved – being a mentor allows you to stay connected to Sigma Delta Tau even if you have moved away because you are getting to know a student on a deeper level. 3. Learn – We know that mentorship can add value to the lives of both the mentee and mentor. Just as you are imparting wisdom on your mentee, we know that the information and problems they are facing provide information back to you. Whether this helps you in your managerial role, mentoring somebody outside of work, or just practicing your ability to listen, empathize, and try to help, participating in this program can help you learn new skills.

 

 

The mentorship program is also open to Alumnae who wish to be paired with a mentor. Mentorship can have a significant impact on your professional development as you pursue new job opportunities, apply for a graduate degree, navigate difficult professional situations and transition into a management role. The deadline to apply is February 11 and the program runs from February to May. There is a $99 registration fee.

 

About Our Program Partner, Ambition In Motion

Ambition In Motion’s background is in establishing both Greek life Mentor Programs as well as Mentor Programs for companies to help increase the engagement of members, grow the culture of an organization, and help people pursue fulfilling careers. They use their research on Work Orientation to match people for mentorship because they have identified that aligning Work Orientation is a key factor for successful mentorship. They also provide structure to the mentor meetings to help ensure that the mentor relationships facilitated are successful.