Updated: Sep 27, 2019
On September 21st, 2019, HCOP's 2019-2020 Health Careers Ambassador Program met at Creighton University to discuss one of HCOP's most important aspects - mentoring!
At HCOP, we firmly believe that one of the best resources our HCOP participants have is each other - the wealth of experiences and perspectives each student brings with them is the true treasure of a pipeline program. In addition, mentoring programs have proven to be effective in helping students and new health care professionals navigate their complicated career landscapes.
To start the day, students watched a Ted Talk by Shawn Blanchard on the science of mentorship, and learned about the great impact our influences, both conscious and unconscious, have on us every day.
Students then learned how the HCOP mentoring program works, went over the Do's and Don'ts of Mentoring, and were divided into their mentoring groups. Groups then had a chance to get to know each other and work out contact details.
The morning ended with a chance for students to engage in some Homework Help Time. This hour of structured time allowed students to receive basic homework help from health professional students, and gave health professional students the chance to hone their tutoring skills. Students also used this time to tour the HCOP and HS-MACA offices.
A copy of the slides from session 1's mentoring presentation is available here.