Mentor Connections

Career Coaching

Career Coaching: Guidelines and Procedures

Career coaching can include the following:

  • Topics and general questions relating to professional life and career support
  • Review of professional documents such as CVs, resumes, cover letters, etc.
  • Review of conference proposals and posters, writings, and articles
  • Preparation for job applications and interviews
  • Feedback on videos for job applications
  • Discussion of professional development and/or continuing education
  • Topics relating to starting, maintaining, expanding, or retiring a studio

Please submit any documents or materials that you feel will be most helpful for the mentor session. These can include, but are not limited to: CV, resume, video materials for applications, personal statements, studio documents, links to professional websites and materials, etc.

Step-by-step Procedures

  1. Collect relevant files and materials to submit to your mentor.
  2. Submit your professional profile and career-related questions.
  3. Respond to your mentor’s email to schedule your conference.
  4. Download and install the Zoom app for your video conference.
  5. Attend your video conference and discuss with your mentor.

Mentor Connections Policies

  • Files and documents must be submitted through file-sharing links or direct upload.
  • Videos will be submitted as one or multiple links to common video-sharing platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Drive, Dropbox, Apple iCloud.
  • A maximum of twenty minutes of video will be reviewed. If there are specific segments to review, please indicate specific time codes. Otherwise, the mentor will view the first twenty minutes.
  • Videos and files submitted for discussion are not retained and will not be used for any other purpose.
  • The video conference will be scheduled within 10 business days, not including holidays, of submission.
  • Video conferencing can be rescheduled only with at least 24-hours notice of cancellation; the rescheduled meeting must occur within 5 business days of the original meeting. Meetings can only be rescheduled once.
  • In case of technology failure, a meeting will be rescheduled within 5 business days of the original meeting.
  • Refunds will not be given for missed video conferencing meetings. Refunds will only be given if the Frances Clark Center is unable to provide the mentorship service.
  • Video conferencing will occur via the Zoom web conferencing application. A free Zoom account is required.
  • All Zoom meetings are recorded by the Frances Clark Center for the purposes of quality assurance and internal review. All discussions will remain confidential.
  • Mentors are determined by the Frances Clark Center and assigned by the Mentor Connections program to best address each submission.
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