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Mentorship is an important component to success for pre-professional students. The insight gained from these relationships are invaluable. Build your networking community via student orgs, interactions with upperclassmen, medical/law students, or professionals in the field.

Falcons in the Field

The Office of Pre-Professional Program and Alumni Affairs are excited to offer current BGSU students who are on pre-professional tracks (medical, dental, veterinary, law, and pharmacy) a unique opportunity to learn from a BGSU alumni who is current practitioner in their desired field.  The goal of the program is congruent to our office’s—to support BGSU students in their pursuit of post-baccalaureate and to foster a premier learning community.

  • To connect students to professionals who practice medicine, law, pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinarian medicine.
  • To provide professionals a way to mentor students by sharing experiences, lessons, and advice
  • To offer a flexible space for mentees and mentors to connect in a way which they see fit with guidance available, if needed
  • To foster a relationship that support students in their pursuit of post-baccalaureate programs and a continued premier learning community
  • Describe what first generated your interest in the field. (First and second year students)
  • Share the most beneficial experience you are having/had as an undergraduate preparing for professional school. (All students)
  • Share your favorite undergraduate course. What course was most beneficial in preparing for professional school? (All students)
  • Share your most valuable experience (inside or outside of the classroom) at BGSU. (All students)
  • Share types of experiences (shadowing, volunteering, interning) that were most applicable for your professional field. (All students)
  • Share your preparation strategies for entrance exams. (Second and third year students)
  • Share personal statements. Discuss strategies for preparing a stand-out personal statement. (Third and fourth year students)
  • Share why you choose to apply/attend to specific professional schools. (Second, third, and fourth year students)
  • Share strategies for the art of “balancing” professional and personal aspirations. (All students)

      

The mentor/mentee relationship will vary for each pair. While our hope is that you will seek out resources from your mentor and your mentor will provide meaningful guidance, the space will be flexible for you to discuss topics, concerns, and celebrations that are most relevant for you and your mentor. Topics may include job shadowing and internship opportunities, application critiques and questions, exploration of personal aspirations, fears, achievements, and setbacks, and general advice. We will provide suggestions for conversations as a starting point, but we encourage you and your mentor to having meaningful conversations beyond the guidelines.  Expectations for mentees are:

  • To prepare questions and topics to discuss with mentors
  • To be to open to feedback and advice from mentees
  • To utilize mentor resources as agreed upon between mentee/mentor

To sign-up, please fill out this form

The mentor/mentee relationship will vary for each pair. While our hope is that mentees will seek out resources from you (their potential mentor) and you will provide meaningful guidance, the space will be flexible for the pair to discuss topics, concerns, and celebrations that are most relevant for you and the student. Topics may include job shadowing and internship opportunities, application critiques and questions, exploration of personal aspirations, fears, achievements, and setbacks, and general advice. We will provide suggestions for conversations as a starting point, but we encourage you and your mentee to having meaningful conversations beyond the guidelines.  Expectations for mentors are:

  • To consider experiences and topics that were most relevant to one’s undergraduate and professional education and practice
  • To provide resources and conversations as agreed upon between mentee/mentor

To sign-up, please fill out this form.