Frequently Asked Questions about the CEO Program
Absolutely! We recruit mentors who live in and outside of the State of Rhode Island who are virtual participants in the program. Some students actually prefer a virtual mentor.
One year. This year, the program kicks off in the month of February 2023 and ends in February 2024 with a few fun events following the last program session during the months of March and April.
Yes! If you would like to mentor more than one student, please indicate this in the mentor application.
During the interview process, we ask a series of questions to help determine a great match. We understand that many of our applicants would like to be matched with someone they can relate to or identify with, but we also encourage everyone to keep an open mind. Once a match has been determined, both the mentor and mentee will be informed and connected via email.
In order to be accepted into the program, you must be a current sophomore, junior, or senior with a 2.5 GPA or above.
The mentor must meet with their mentee at a minimum of one time per month virtually or in person. The mentor must also attend the mentor orientation, program opening event, final celebration and a few other virtual sessions designed for the mentor's engagement within the program. Mentors are also welcome to attend the program sessions designed for their mentee.
The mentee must meet with their mentor at a minimum of one time per month virtually or in person. The mentee must attend all program sessions as stated in the program schedule provided (see example of program schedule at the bottom of this site). For more expectations on the program, please see syllabus under "Forms & Resources" on this site.