The 2018 U.S. Embassy-ITE Alumni Mentoring Program came to a successful conclusion on May 12, 2018, with the closing ceremony hosted by Google. Paired with alumni of Embassy exchange programs as their mentors, 39 Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students underwent the five-month program aimed at fostering personal and professional growth.
The 73 mentors and mentees visited hosting companies Nike, Boeing, Mastercard, the Conrad Centennial Hotel and Google, with a monthly mentoring session held on a Saturday.
At Nike, they learned how innovation and resilience drive success and participated in exercises that help them determine their career strengths.
At Mastercard, they learned the A.L.L. principle – ASKING discovery questions, LISTENING actively, and LEARNING to apply – all key developmental skills to become innovative and resilient individuals in society.
At Boeing, the mentees shared stories about their CARS (Challenges, Actions taken, Results and Strengths) and learned how to communicate more effectively. Together with their mentors, they also each did a vision collage for what they aspired to do by February 2019.
At the Conrad Centennial Hotel, the mentors shared tips on proper business and dining etiquette, and how to dress for success.
At Google, mentors and mentees participated in a mindfulness session and small group sessions where they shared affirmations and plans for the future.
We’d like to thank all the above companies for hosting mentoring sessions and for participating in the closing ceremony. Thank you to our inspiring mentors for another successful year. We’re so proud of the 2018 mentees for completing the program and wish them success on their journey forward.