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2018 NASPA Annual Conference

Mentoring Opportunities

At the NASPA Annual Conference, several knowledge communities and volunteer groups hosting mentoring opportunities.  If you're interested in mentoring or being a mentee, we will provide information here on the various opportunities as they are finalized.  

Some past mentoring programs include: 

  • Meals with a mentor
  • Candid Conversations
  • First-time attendee meals
  • First-time attendee mentor and mentee

Center for Women: Candid Conversations 

The NASPA Center for Scholarship, Research, and Professional Development for Women is sponsoring Candid Conversations, a one-on-one mentoring program for those who identify as women at all professional levels at the NASPA Annual Conference.  Candid Conversations is an exciting program that provides opportunities for mentorship, coaching, and professional development to new and seasoned student affairs professionals.

As participants in Candid Conversations, mentors and mentees meet during the NASPA Annual Conference to discuss topics including work-life integration, career advancement strategies, professional goals, and many other relevant topics.  Though there is no expectation that mentee-mentor relationships will continue after the conference, we are delighted that many remain strong and significant over time.  

Want to Participate?

Prior to the NASPA Annual Conference, mentees and mentors are invited to register to participate. Mentees will have the opportunity to match with selected mentors based on similar experiences, interests, professional aspirations, and other unique areas.  Once mentees and mentors match, both will receive follow-up information. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to connect prior to the Conference in order to establish plans for meeting. Conversations at the Conference tend to last about an hour.  

Registration for Mentors is open! Sign up today and give back to your profession in this meaningful way. Registration for mentees will open January 5, 2018. 

Mentor Registration

The Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community (SLPKC) Graduate Student Mentorship Program

The SLPKC Graduate Student Mentorship Program is designed to connect master’s level graduate students who are interested in student leadership with current professionals in the field. Each graduate student or new professional (mentee) will be matched with a professional (mentor) during the annual conference and will be encouraged to network during the course of the conference. There is an expectation that the mentor and mentee meet once during the conference. It will be up to the discretion of both the mentor and mentee if they wish to continue to communicate after the conference. The purpose of the program is to connect the mentee to the SLPKC and NASPA, provide the mentee with networking opportunities during the conference, and allow the mentee to learn more about working with student leadership programs. Please complete registration by Friday, February 16, 2018

Want to participate? 

Prior to the NASPA Annual Conference, mentees and mentors are invited to register to participate via the form below. Mentees be hand-paired to a mentor based on personal and professional interests, career aspirations, and other unique areas.  Once mentees and mentors are matched, both will receive notification of the pairing as well as follow-up information. Mentees and mentors are encouraged to connect prior to the Conference in order to establish plans for meeting. The meeting at the Conference tend to last about an hour.  

SLPKC Mentee Apply Here SLPKC Mentor Apply Here