Industry Mentorship Programs

Industry Mentorship Programs are a great way for students to learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring (4-6 students per mentor). Through experiences both in the classroom and with a mentor, participants will gain insight and guidance about a particular industry, explore topics related to professional preparation, networking and feedback, and reflect on how their experiences and interests can translate to a career the field.

Non-Profit & Philanthropy Mentorship Program – Spring 2021

Are you passionate about supporting and advocating for underrepresented communities and equitable access to resources? If so, join the Non-Profit and Philanthropy Mentorship Program to learn how your interests, skills, and strengths can translate to a non-profit or philanthropy career, and explore professional development topics to prepare you for your job or internship search. Participants will meet virtually with a mentor and small group of 4-6 likeminded students during spring quarter 2021.

  • Non-Profit: Students interested in non-profit careers can select any number of the following focus areas:
    • Arts/Music/Theater
    • Children/Youth
    • Community Services
    • Conservation/Environmental
    • Politics/Civics
  • Philanthropy: Careers in philanthropy can including working for a private foundation (funded by corporations or individuals/families) or a community foundation. Roles include fundraising, grantmaking, communications, finance, research, administration, and more.

Program Details:

  • Students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GenSt course:
    Week 1: Preparatory session to learn what to expect at your mentor meetings, and meet with group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
    Weeks 2-9: Mentor meetings
    Week 10: Wrap-Up networking event with all mentors and students in the program
  • Mentor meetings will take place virtually 

Application Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student at UW Seattle
  • Must have completed 3 quarters at UW or transferred to UW with the equivalent credits 
  • Must be available during the designated quarter on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3:30-7:00pm

Apply by February 14 at