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Why Called to Lead?

Why Called to Lead?

Called to Lead is a flexible leadership development program open to all students

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Called to Lead Student Spotlight

Every month, a Called to Lead student will be featured on our website and on Facebook so that we can celebrate our student leaders.

What do students say?

What do students say?

See what our students say about the Called to Lead program.

Mentoring program

Mentoring Program

Find a mentor who will help guide you, develop your passions, and invest in your goals by participating in a mentoring partnership through Called to Lead.

What Matters & Why

What Matters & Why

Every semester, Called to Lead hosts the What Matters to Me and Why dinner that features a faculty or staff member who shares what really matters to them and why it matters.

Mentoring Program

Why participate in mentoring?  Student Reflections

"They are someone who is there because they care and they want to be, and what could be more important than that?"  Ben Steinberg

"Mentoring has been a great opportunity for me to expand my world view, both professionally and personally."  Katie Yelland


Do you want to learn from someone who has an
area of expertise that you are passionate about?

Do you want to develop a relationship with someone
who wants to help you grow personally or professionally?

Do you want to connect with a professional outside of your major
to build your network or develop interpersonal skills?

If you said yes to any of the above statements, then you should consider Called to Lead’s mentoring program.

Called to Lead’s mentoring program is a collaborative partnership where both you and your mentor will learn from each other.  You will meet during the course of the semester and work together to accomplish your learning objectives.

Why would I want to participate; I already have a very full schedule?

We do not want this to be a burden or “one more thing” that you have to fit into your schedule.  The only assignment that you have to complete is the initial (one-page) agreement that you and your mentor will work together on to state your learning objectives.  Some mentors and mentees mutually agree to work on assignments between meetings that relate to their learning objectives.

You and your mentor will determine when it works best to meet throughout the semester.  We ask that you meet 6-8 times during the semester to accomplish your learning objectives and develop a relationship with your mentor. 

What if I have no idea of who I’d like my mentor to be?

That’s okay!  We’ll meet with you to discuss some of your interests and then make a recommendation of individuals who would be a good mentor for you.  Being paired with someone that you don’t know helps you to develop professional networking skills and broadens your connections on campus.  If you do have an idea of who you’d like to mentor with, then we can start there. 

What if I have no idea of the topic I want to focus on with a mentor?

That’s okay, too!  We will help you define a focus area as well as a mentor.  We’re just glad that you are interested in finding a mentor.  We will help you with the details.  It’s also fine if you know exactly what you want to focus on.

You will not regret taking the next step toward a mentoring partnership.

Many graduates who reflect on their experience in Called to Lead mention their mentor as one of the most meaningful aspects of the program.

You’ll earn 70 points for each mentoring partnership you participate in.
You can receive points for up to 3 mentoring partnerships; you can participate in more than 3, but will not earn points.

  So, what are you waiting for?

 Begin the discussion about mentoring today by contacting Stacey Zimmerman,
Assistant Director of Purposeful Life Work & Ethical Leadership ( / BSC 256)

Previous focus topics include:

Budget Management
Business side of healthcare
Communications careers
Developing confidence & self-esteem
Decision making
Diversity issues in leadership
Fair trade
Faith in the workplace
LBGTQ issues and leadership
Grant writing; starting a non-profit
Graphic design/publishing
Leadership in community schools

OT: Community settings
Optimizing effort for maximum academic success
Organizational skills
Pre-med career success
Purposeful life work
Real-life implementation of OT
Servant leadership
Spirituality and leadership
Time management
Vocational calling
Women in leadership
Work/life balance

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