The Connecting Talent Program is a mentoring style program in which you are able to self-select someone you would like to learn from over informal conversation. We will cover a maximum of $20 that you can use towards the cost of tea/coffee and dessert at the Faculty Club so that you can begin to build a network of meaningful relationships with Faculty and Staff from the Brown community. If you exceed this cost, we ask that you cover any excess out of pocket.
The purpose of this program is to establish a relationship that will provide you with the opportunity to support both professional and personal development goals. You may decide to use this program for a once-off conversation, to deepen a relationship with an existing mentor, to build relationships with a team of individual formal or informal advisors and mentors that can support your development, or to connect with someone for the first time to cultivate a new professional relationship important for your advancement.
In order to take advantage of this program we would ask that you sign up by filling out this form. This form will allow us to add your name to the list of student participants at the Faculty Club (your guest name does not need to go in the form). This program will operate on a first come first serve basis until we’ve reached our per semester budget. We will then restart the program each semester, allowing you to sign up again to meet with the same person or someone different.
We hope that this program will be a rewarding experience. If you have any questions, please contact Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge at [email protected] or 401-863-9567.
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Please contact your “mentor” to setup an initial meeting time. Below you will find sample emails you can use to initiate the conversation.