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USBLN® CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2, 2012. Welcome & Introductions Overview of the Alliance Mentoring Pilot Program Panel Discussion with Mentors and Mentees.

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1 USBLN® CONFERENCE OCTOBER 2, 2012

2 Welcome & Introductions Overview of the Alliance Mentoring Pilot Program Panel Discussion with Mentors and Mentees Agenda

3 MODERATOR Kathleen Lee, EARN WRP Sourcing Specialist, National Employer Technical Assistance Center at Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute PANELISTS Joyce Bender, CEO, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Mary Brougher, EVP – Operations, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Krystan Lenhard, Graduate Student, Temple University Nathan Turner, Recent Graduate, Wright State University Bob Vetere, HR Specialist – EEO/Diversity, Northrop Grumman Corporation Frankie Walls, Intern – Safety Analyst, Miami Air International Speakers

4 The mentoring pilot program is an initiative of the alliance between the USBLN® and ODEP. ODEP – Office of Disability Employment Policy USBLN® – U.S. Business Leadership Network EARN – Employer Assistance and Resource Network ODEP/USBLN® Alliance

5 4 month pilot program. Enables access to mentoring opportunities that students and recent graduates might not otherwise have. Mentors recruited from New Freedom Initiative Award Circle of Champions businesses. Expansion to more companies in Mentoring Pilot Program Overview

6 Total of 21 Volunteers 2 – Bender Consulting 2 – Deloitte 5 – Ernst & Young 1 – Highmark 2 – Microsoft 8 – Northrop Grumman 1 – WellPoint Varying Levels & Departments Employee Resource/Affinity Group Members Mentor Information

7 2o Mentees (1 Mentee is assigned to 2 Mentors) Degrees 1 – Associates 13 – Bachelors 5 – Masters 1 – J.D. Graduation Dates 1 – – – 2011/2010 Mentee Information

8 Majors Anthropology Communications Management International Studies Political Science and International Studies Applied Engineering Sciences - Business Supply Chain Management Engineering Informatics – Human-Computer Interactions Information Engineering Technology Mathematics Statistics Accounting Business Economics and Finance Economics Management Mentee Information

9 Utilized information submitted on the mentor profile form. Matched requests to the Workforce Recruitment Program’s database of college students and recent graduates. Mentors made mentee selection from 2 mentee profile forms and resumes that were provided. Review of the Matching Process

10 October Meeting at USBLN® Conference Pilot mentoring program ends Evaluation forms due November Final report released January 2013 Recruit mentors for 2013 mentoring program May Mentor orientation sessions Mentor/mentee matches June Start of mentoring relationships Circle of Champions Update Meeting July Mentee meetings Midpoint check-in with mentors August Mentor networking meeting Check-in with mentees Program Timeline

11 Receive coaching to support successful work performance during summer employment. Obtain a list of opportunities or resources for: Conferences, workshops, seminars, and courses Professional memberships and peer groups Leadership opportunities Books, articles, reports, and submissions Websites Listservs Resume review Mock Interview Learn about job opportunities in the field of study or area of interest. Develop a long-term career goal and identify steps toward accomplishing it. Links to other professionals for networking purposes. Practice disclosing disability and communicating disability-related work support and accommodation needs. Assistance in reviewing potential college courses and making recommendations for course selection. Career Mentoring Activities

12 Joyce Bender CEO, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Mary Brougher EVP – Operations, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Krystan Lenhard Graduate Student, Temple University Nathan Turner Recent Graduate, Wright State University Bob Vetere HR Specialist – EEO/Diversity, Northrop Grumman Corporation Frankie Walls Intern – Safety Analyst, Miami Air International Q&A with Mentors & Mentees

13 Carol Dunlap – ODEP - Kathleen Lee – EARN – Sara Mahoney – ODEP - Mylene Padolina – USBLN® – Maggie Roffee – USBLN® – Contacts


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