The Capitol Scholars Program is a result of an S-STEM National Science Foundation Grant. This program is intended to improve the retention of students. The program targets students attending college for the first time who have a 3.0 GPA and 1100 Verbal/Math SAT scores. Nearly two-thirds of the spaces in the program are reserved for students with financial need. Alumni mentors will be partnered with students in their second year of
studies at Capitol College.
What is the goal of the mentoring program?
The goal of the mentoring program is to improve student retention by partnering students with an alumnus who can provide real life career guidance. Alumni will talk to students about the process of preparing for a job search, developing a resume and network of contacts, determining the fit of an organization for the student and real life early career lessons regarding career development.
What is expected of the mentor?
Once an alumnus is matched with a student they are expected to be in contact with the student on a regular, approximately monthly, basis. Mentors will receive guidance on how to interact with their mentee and recommended monthly topics of conversation.
Conversation is not meant to imply you need to come to campus to participate. Alumni and students will be encouraged to communicate using the methods of modern communication most comfortable for them.
How can I get involved?
We are so glad you asked. There is brief questionnaire to complete to assist us in making a match between you and a student. Prior to connecting you and your mentee there will be a brief online training session.