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USF Conference -DHD

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Everything you need to know to get started
Dons Helping Dons
2,207 MEMBERS STRONG!
WHAT IS IT?
The USF Dons Helping Dons Mentorship Program is a group connecting USF students with alumni and faculty who mentor them by providing advice, information, and support.
WHAT IS ?
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
BUT WAIT?!
Because....
Mentors can be extremely helpful.
You can ask alumni for advice (they have been in your shoes before!)
Get the opportunity to speak with a professional in your possible career field.
Get honest advice about what lies ahead.
Be ahead of the game!
Learn more about potential grad school options from your mentor!
Both students and alumni join the LinkedIn Group:

USF Dons Helping Dons.
Create or update a


profile
Connect with students and alumni who share similar

career,
academic,

or

cultural
interests.
Set up time to meet over coffee, email, a phone call or Skype!
Benefits of Mentoring
Networking
Develop relationships
Access to a support system
Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences
Gain new knowledge
(advice, tips etc.)
BUT IS THIS EVEN
WORKING?
Demographics
How to create a LinkedIn account & join Dons Helping Dons
IT'S THAT EASY!
Why should I join?
“We are stocking the lake with lots of fish that are easy to catch!”
2,207 FISH WAITING TO BE CAUGHT
Go to our web page
http://www.usfca.edu/donshelpingdons/
Thank You!
Current Statistics
October 2013
One year later !
Beginning Stages
Launched officially on October 15, 2012
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1,000 Users Join DHD!
OCTOBER 26, 2012
JANUARY 23, 2013
AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Because...
Mentors can be extremely helpful.
You can ask alumni for advice (they have been in your shoes before!)
Get the opportunity to speak with a professional in your possible career field.
Get honest advice about what lies ahead.
Be ahead of the game!
Learn more about potential grad school options from your mentor!
Dons Helping Dons Timeline
LinkedIn is a professional Facebook.
You can connect with your mentors through our USF Dons Helping Dons group.
LinkedIn has an online profile where you put all your professional information past jobs, education, etc.
It’s like a resume online.
DHD
First Email to Students
DHD
News Story
QUESTIONS?
In this program do we automatically get paired up?
No, you REACH OUT to your potential mentor through LinkedIn.
Can you have more then one mentor?
YES!
Can I ask my mentor for a job?
No your mentor is there to provide guidance, not to get you a job.
DONS HELPING DONS GROUP DISCUSSIONS
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