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Making the Mentor Connection

May 29, 2014

  • Michael Kaplan
    Michael Kaplan

In February, Lewis & Clark’s Center for Entrepreneurship launched the Mentor Connection program to facilitate relationships between students of all three campuses and mentors from a broad variety of disciplines and expertise. By using video chat technology, the program opens up possibilities for dynamic mentoring relationships regardless of geography.

Designed to be supportive and engaging, the Mentor Connection program provides students and mentors with a framework for exchanging real-world perspectives and encouraging individual exploration. The program takes place over and eight-week period and requires five “virtual coffee” meetings between each mentor and student.

Students choose from a pool of mentors to help them realize their passions and pursuits. Mentors come from a variety of experiences and career backgrounds, ranging from education to business, science to law, and environment to media. Alumni interested in serving as mentors in the program should contact Michael Kaplan, managing director of the center, at

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