Career Mentor Network
In addition to providing individualized employment and career support, Vermont Works for Women can also connect you with a volunteer career mentor. Any woman or gender nonconforming individual can request to meet with one of our career mentors to get help with finding a new job or learning about a new career. Our employment and career services are free of charge, and there are no eligibility requirements to receive support.
Whether you’re looking for your first job, contemplating a career change, or simply want some employment advice, a career mentor can help. Along with providing guidance during the job search and application process, our career mentors come from a diverse set of career backgrounds. If you want to learn more about a specific job or career field, it is likely that someone in our mentor network has relevant experience and can provide advice.
For example, our career mentors have professional experience in engineering, marketing, business administration, academic research, clean energy, human resources, development, communications, consulting, higher education, medicine and dentistry, and much more!
Meeting with a mentor is a great way to get firsthand information about what a particular job is like, or how to get started in a specific career. You may even find out about career paths you didn’t know existed.
If you are interested getting support from our statewide career mentor network, we will connect you with a volunteer who has professional experience an area of your choosing. Once connected, you can meet remotely with your mentor and choose how many times you would like to meet. You may choose to meet only once, for something like an informational interview, or you may choose to continue to meet on a regular basis.
Contact our Employment & Career Services Program Manager Paige Ruffner to learn more about our career mentor network and to request a mentor today! In your email, please describe what kind of support you are looking for.
We are continually adding volunteer mentors to our statewide network. If you know someone who would be a good mentor, or you are interested in becoming a mentor yourself, you can find more information about how to volunteer here.