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For Protégés

Proteges and Mentors meet

How It Works

You will be matched with a faculty member, staff person, or graduate student mentor, based on your mutual interests. Only sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the program.

Mentors and protégés meet at least once a month at times that are convenient for both of them. You will discuss some areas of interest with your mentor when you develop your Mentoring Agreement and can set your own agenda for your meetings based on that.  Some pairs have met for coffee or a walk; others have hosted each other for dinner at home.

Complete the Protege Interest Form

The 2023-24 Protege Interest Form will close September 15.

About Time Commitments

Many students at W&M are busy as can be and may find it challenging to consider adding a responsibility to their calendars. That's why the basic commitment for participating is four hours per semester. We believe that those four hours in which mentor pairs can learn from each other about personal and professional development is invaluable. Strong mentoring relationships expose participants to ideas and opportunities they otherwise may not have known or considered, and they provide support for addressing the challenges women face on campus and beyond.  

While the commitment required is relatively low, at about four hours per semester, we do ask that you plan your time with your mentor purposefully, based on how you both would like to grow through the program.

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