Monthly Archives: January 2012

Congratulations to Andrea and Jacob for being named January’s Mentor/Mentee of the Month!

Andrea and Jacob’s eMentoring rapport started strong with the sharing of similar interests in their profiles and introductions.  With a common interest in science and physics, Andrea and Jacob had a lot to talk about.

 Andrea graduated from the Naval Academy and was commissioned as an officer in the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program.  She spent a year in nuclear power training and then the next four and a half years operating nuclear reactors for the Navy.  Andrea recently got out of the Navy and now works in technical marketing in the nuclear industry for RagingWire Data Centers.

Andrea decided to become a PA eMentor because “I wanted to help high school students realize the full breadth of opportunities available to them in their post-secondary education/career. As a military veteran and current reservist, I wanted to make sure that prospective military members knew all the information possible about their decision.”

Jacob is an 11th grade student interested in science and math.  He plans to go to a college or a university for astrophysics.  His primary interest is astrophysics, but he also plans to study quantum, theoretical, particle and nuclear physics.

“My experience as a PA eMentee was insightful and I enjoyed it immensely.  Enabling me to have access to data and information, the eMentoring program provided me with the last bits of research that I needed to refine my college plans.  Exceptionally helpful and friendly, my eMentor gave me invaluable advice and answered every question that I asked, no matter how trivial.”

Andrea and Jacob’s relationship blossomed throughout the ten week program.  Each contributed thoughtful responses to the activity questions and shared valuable information.  Thank you Andrea and Jacob for your exceptional effort and dedication to this program.

It’s National Mentoring Month!

January is National Mentoring month!

National Mentoring Month was “created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership.  National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people.”

 

We want to thank all of our PA eMentors for the fantastic work and dedication that they put forth throughout the program. With your volunteerism, we can reach thousands of students who will benefit from guidance around post-secondary education and career planning. We appreciate you sharing your career story with these students and your effort in the PA eMentoring program.

Click here to learn more about National Mentoring month and other ways you can get involved.

To learn more, go to www.pa-ementor.org.