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Commission for Women Mentoring Program announces three upcoming open houses

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Commission for Women will hold a series of open houses for full-time employees interested in learning more about its mentoring program.

The Mentoring Program promotes professional and personal development for full-time Penn State faculty, exempt and nonexempt staff, and technical service employees by pairing mentees with mentors who can provide advice and resources to help them meet individual and specific professional goals such as career planning, job skills enhancement, and greater University involvement.

Mentors and mentees commit to spending at least four hours per month to participate in the program. This includes:

  • Two hours working as a mentor/mentee pair (e.g., lunch meetings, emails, telephone conversations) and 
  • Two hours attending group-mentoring activities. There are several of these programs scheduled throughout the year. Although attendance is not mandatory at these events, participants are encouraged to make every effort to attend.

Hosted by Mentoring Program committee members, the open houses will be held on the following dates:

  • Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in 205 Chambers Building
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in 342 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, in 241 Outreach Building, Innovation Park

The commission will accept online applications from March 1 through March 31 for mentors and mentees for the 2017–18 academic year.

Additional information is available at or from the current mentoring program committee co-chairs, Ginny Hosterman ( and Marianne Howell (

Last Updated February 21, 2017