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CareerGuide - Online Mentors

Volunteer to be a CareerGuide Online Mentor! Help us to give our MC students the mentorship and career guidance they need to succeed by offering "one-time" mentorship engagement feedback on career documents.


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The Metropolitan College CareerGuide Online Mentorship Program supports the professional development of our UPS Metropolitan College students attending the University of Louisville and Jefferson Community and Technical College who are preparing to enter the workforce. This unique and online mentorship program is meant to be a one-time exchange between the students and mentors so there is no lengthy time commitment involved.

Students are connected with professionals who will serve as their "CareerGuides" and provide valuable “one-time” feedback through an email-based platform utilizing a guided mentorship engagement form on career documents, such as the resume, online career portfolio, and LinkedIn profile.

One-time mentorship engagements provide a lot of flexibility and allow CareerGuides to share their knowledge and expertise in an impactful way and students benefit from receiving timely feedback on their career documents from experienced industry professionals which contributes to growth and development.

Students and CareerGuides can maintain contact beyond the one-time mentorship engagement, if mutually agreed, but this is not requirement or expectation of the program.

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Eligibility Requirements for CareerGuides

We are looking for exceptional leaders in all career industry areas to volunteer to serve as CareerGuides.

Eligibilty Requirements:

  • Degree or credential (or equivalent experience)
  • One year or more of full-time experience in relevant career field
  • Ability and willingness to share your knowledge and expertise and strengthen the growth and development of others

NOTE: This is an online mentorship program—geographic location not applicable. CareerGuides do not have to be affiliated with the UPS Metropolitan College program to volunteer their time.

Expectations for CareerGuides

CareerGuides are Expected to:

  • Monitor email weekly for CareerGuide match notifications
  • Complete the “one-time” guided mentorship engagement feedback form by the requested date
  • Provide honest feedback and advice that will help students to navigate their career paths and achieve career goals
  • Notify the MC Coordinator of any changes to your availability or mentor profile information

CareerGuides are NOT Expected to:

  • Offer jobs or internships
  • Be industry experts or have all the answers
  • Extend contact beyond the "one-time" mentorship engagement

Time Commitment for CareerGuides

This unique and online mentorship program is meant to be a one-time exchange between the students and CareerGuides so there is no lengthy time commitment involved.

CareerGuides may receive up to five (5) match notifications in a given month. It generally takes CareerGuides approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the online guided mentorship engagement form and offer "one-time" feedback on career documents through the email-based platform.

Students and CareerGuides can maintain contact beyond the one-time mentorship engagement, if mutually agreed, but this is not requirement or expectation of the program.

NOTE: We value and appreciate your volunteer commitment; however, depending on the number of students and Career Guides participating, there may be periods of time when you do not receive any match notifications.

Mentorship Closures

Special Notice: Due to the busy time of the semester and institutional closings, the MC CareerGuide Online Mentorship Program will be closed the week of Thanksgiving through January 1 each year. Any volunteer mentor applications or student requests received during this time will reviewed as soon as possible once the office reopens.

Change in Availability

This is a flexible and online mentorship program. Your volunteer commitment is based on your schedule and availability. We realize life happens! If you are unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment for a given week or month, we understand. Please notify us as soon as possible if you need to temporarily pause match notifications. Once your availability opens up, let us know so that we can resume match notifications.

If at any time wish to opt-out of your volunteer commitment entirely, let us know as soon as soon as possible so that we can update your mentor profile.

Mentorship Feedback Areas

CareerGuides may volunteer for one or more of the following mentorship career development areas:

  • Resume Review - CareerGuides will provide resume critiques to help students effectively market their skills and experience for employment opportunities.
  • Online Career Portfolio Review - A career portfolio goes beyond a resume and offers a visual representation skills and accomplishments with real-life examples. CareerGuides will review student portfolios and offer advice on how to improve job candidacy for employment opportunities.
  • LinkedIn Profile Review - LinkedIn is one of the leading social networks online that focuses on professional networking and career development. CareerGuides will recommend helpful ways students can manage their personal brand and showcase relevant skills and experience for employment opportunities.

All CareerGuides will be provided with a guided mentorship engagement feedback form on all career documents, so don’t worry about being an industry expert or having the right answers. The best mentors are those who offer diverse perspectives and demonstrates a willing to share their knowledge to developing others.

How It Works

Step 1: Student gets career document approved by MC Student Development Counselor and completes the CareerGuide Student Request form

Student will need to get career document approved by a MC Student Development Counselor. Once career document has been approved, student will complete CareerGuide Student Request form.

MC Coordinator will create the best possible mentorship match based on the availability of CareerGuides. 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.

Step 2: Student and CareerGuide receive a match confirmation email

Student will receive basic information about the CareerGuides: name, job title, company/organization. CareerGuide’s email address will be shared later in feedback notification email. Student should allow up to 2 weeks to receive feedback from CareerGuides who volunteering their time to provide this valuable service.

CareerGuides will receive basic and relevant career information about the student: name, desired position, short and long-term career goals, anticipated graduation, career document, etc. All match communications will include an online guided “one-time” mentorship engagement feedback form and desired due date for feedback.

Step 3: CareerGuides complete the online guided “one-time” mentorship engagement feedback form

CareerGuide will review the student’s career document and complete the online guided mentorship engagement feedback form and offer professional career advice that will contribute to growth and development.

Upon submitting the online feedback form, CareerGuides will be asked complete a short satisfaction survey to share their experience to help us improve.

MC Coordinator will send the CareerGuide’s “one-time” mentorship engagement feedback form to the student for review.

Step 4: Student receives mentorship feedback notification email, and the “one-time” mentorship engagement automatically ends

Student will review the CareerGuide’s “one-time” mentorship engagement feedback on career document.

Student will complete a short satisfaction survey to share their experience to help us improve.

Student will be encouraged to send a "Thank You" email to the CareerGuide to show appreciation the CareerGuide's time. The CareerGuide’s email address will be included in the feedback notification email.

Step 5: Optional - Student and CareerGuide can maintain contact beyond the one-time mentorship engagement, if mutually agreed

Students and CareerGuides can maintain contact beyond the one-time mentorship engagement, if mutually agreed, but this is not requirement or expectation of the program.

CareerGuides will have an opportunity to indicate on the email-based feedback form if they are interested in maintaining contact with the student beyond the “one-time” mentorship engagement. If the CareerGuide's indicates "yes" to this question, student will need to take the initiative to communicate interest with the CareerGuide.

Any ongoing mentorship engagements beyond the initial “one-time” commitment will be the responsibility of the Student and CareerGuide and will not be facilitated by MC staff.

After Mentorship Engagement Ends

Students can contact a MC Student Development Counselor to indicate interests in connecting with other CareerGuides for “one-time” feedback mentorship engagements.

CareerGuides should continue to monitor their email for any new match notifications and notify the MC Coordinator with any changes to mentor availability or contact information.

NOTE: We do not not help facilitate in-person communications. Communication among Students and CareerGuides are through the “one-time” mentorship engagement feedback forms. Students and CareerGuides can maintain contact beyond the one-time mentorship engagement, if mutually agreed, and select a preferred communication method.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Participate in a flexible mentorship engagement opportunity that works with your schedule and makes an immediate impact
  • Make an impact and gain personal satisfaction by helping others achieve growth and development
  • Build your professional network and engage with the emerging talent pool
  • Develop coaching, leadership, and critical thinking skills

Volunteer to Become a CareerGuide Mentor

Complete the CareerGuide Mentor Volunteer Form.

We invite you to share this opportunity with your networks and ask them to sign up to be a CareerGuide Online Mentor.

Contact Us

MC CREW Career CenterContact Renecia Griffie Davis, MC Student Development Counselor at renecia.davis@kctcs.edu.

NOTE: Students should contact a MC Student Development Counselor to request a mentor or go to MC Portfolio to learn more.

Job Postings

Do you have a job or internship opportunity to share with our MC students and alumni? Post positions on the MC CREW Career Center website for free.