Explore Your Future during Mentor Mondays

January 28, 2019

Beginning Monday, Jan. 28, St. John Fisher College will host the Mentors in Residence program over the course of the next four weeks.

A faculty member and a student have a conversation.

Sponsored by the Center for Career and Academic Planning, the Mentors in Residence program features professionals who can answer questions and share their career success stories. Each session will look at a different industry.

During the first session, “First Responder and Caring Careers,” students will have the chance to hear from a police officer, firefighter, and an emergency room nurse. This session runs from 11 to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28.

Week two, “Do Good Careers and Nonprofits,” will feature professionals from local nonprofit organizations. This session runs from 11 to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4.

The third session, “Creative Careers,” will have professionals who can speak to finding a career path that feeds the creative spirit. Experts from the marketing and communication world will share their insight into the industry. This session runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.

“Business Operations Careers” is the final session of the program. Each speaker has years of professional experience in a business setting, from human resources to customer engagement to crisis response. This session runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18.

All sessions will take place in Lavery Library Room 220.

“Our hope is students will make a networking connection and realize that their academic major isn’t their destiny, that there are many, many ways to pursue a successful career using a Fisher degree,” said Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of career services.

All majors are welcome to each session. Students are highly encouraged to ask questions and use this as an opportunity to think about their future. For more information, search for Mentors in Residence on Handshake.

This article was written by Chris Murray. A senior majoring in media and communication with a minor in management, Murray is an intern with the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications.