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Women of Distinction Mentorship Initiative

The Office of the Provost in collaboration with The Career Development Center, the Entrepreneurship Academy and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Prince George County (NCBW-PGC) presents Women of Distinction Mentorship Initiative, a new mentoring program that provides BSU female students an opportunity to develop entrepreneurship, leadership and life skills through one-on-one shadowing with a mentor. This valuable real-world experience helps students reach beyond classroom learning to explore their career options. 

How the program works

Mentees will participate in a one-on-one shadowing experience, observing a mentor in their professional business setting for a day. Students will be expected to prepare a written and oral presentation detailing their experience. At the end of the program, mentees and mentors will gather to celebrate and share the highlights of their time together.

Mentees who complete the program can extend their career exploration by applying for an internship with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince George’s County. 


Spring 2019 Timeline

  • March 6, 11:59 pm – Application closed
  • March 8 – All applicants notified
  • March 11 – Deadline for accepted applicants to confirm participation
  • March 11 - March 29 – Mentor/mentee shadowing experience
    (Mentees should communication with mentor to confirm the expect arrival time, address, dress code and departure time.)
  • March 12, 11:59 pm – Students on waitlist notified
  • March 14 – Deadline for selected students to reach out to mentors
  • April 2, 11:59 pm – Mentor and mentee written reflection due
    (Email written reflections to the Co-Chair of the NCBW-PGC Economic Empowerment Committee, Anita S. Graham at aps@OCPCapital.com)
  • April 4, 5:00 pm – Mentorship celebration and reflections
  • April 10 – Registration open for fall 2019 Internship with National Coalition of 100 Black Women