2019–20 LBJ Mentorship Program registration now open | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2019–20 LBJ School Mentorship Program, which provides LBJ students with an opportunity to be coached by an alum who works in the industry or policy area in which the student has an interest.

Program details:

  • The mentoring relationship will run August to May 31 so students will have a mentor throughout every stage of the academic year.
  • Mentor/Mentee matches are made based on several factors including goals, geographic location and experience. After reviewing feedback about the 2018–19 program, and because we aim to make the best possible matches based on several criteria, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be matched.
  • Match emails will go out in early August
  • All participants will receive a training guide, which will provide communication best practices, tips for reviewing resumes and cover letters (students will receive policy-specific resume templates), and advice on how to get the most out of the program.
  • The Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) is working with OSAA and Alumni Relations to promote the benefits of the program in order to ensure student engagement.
  • We ask both the mentor and mentee to commit to a minimum of two hours per month. It is up to both parties to decide what schedule and communication method works best for them.

Mentorship Program focus areas:

  1. Basic resume/cover letter review
  2. Networking tips
  3. Best practices for interview prep and follow-up
  4. How to get the most out of your internship or new job
  5. Success in your first few weeks on the job- do’s and don’ts- how to impress
  6. Salary negotiation tips

To participate as a mentor:

  • Alumni must fill out the Alumni Interest Form by Friday, June 28.
  • Mentors must be at least three years post-grad

To participate as a mentee:

If you have any questions, please contact lbjalum@austin.utexas.edu and/or lbjcareers@austin.utexas.edu.