MAC mentors, current students share experiences
On Oct. 1, Master's in Counseling (MAC) program mentors gathered on zoom to share their experiences mentoring current MAC students and discussing the effectiveness of mentorship.
The MAC department launched the mentoring program in spring 2019.
Since then, 29 mentors have provided mentorship to 37 student mentees who participated in the program. The mentoring program is designed for new and current students interested in being matched with mentors to help them navigate their way to successfully completing the program and their careers after graduation. The passionate and experienced MAC mentors are matched with mentees and provide effective mentorship. The mentors are MAC alumni and current MAC students in their second year of the program who participated in the mentoring program as new students.
"The MAC mentoring program is another level of support, and the mentors help the mentees gain confidence in the program and strengthen their counselor identity in the counseling profession," said Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel, MAC mentoring program advisor.
Students participating in the zoom session, in addition to DoHee, were Mariah Payne '21; Mason Coyle, MAC second-year student; Nicolas Smith, MAC second-year student; Mary James '22, and Jacquelyn Nehls '22.