Undergraduates

About the Mentoring Advantage Program (MAP)

As a Phi Psi brother, you have exclusive access to a robust network of alumni who are eager and willing to meet you and share their wisdom and advice about life after college. Your network is more important now than ever before and this program is designed to help build your support system.

MAP is a unique opportunity for you to form meaningful and lasting relationships with alumni that will extend beyond your time on a college campus. As a program participant, you will have a chance to request a mentor to assist you with academic guidance, career advice and personal development. Paired mentors and mentees will connect on a regular basis (i.e. once a month phone call, in person meeting or email conversation). However, the frequency and form of communication are things you both can determine.

How do I participate?

  1. Register / Log in to phipsiconnect.com (on a computer, not a mobile device)
  2. Complete/ Update your profile by clicking on “Edit Profile” on the top right
    • Upload a professional photo
    • Include academic, volunteer, and professional experience
    • Under the “About Me” section, answer the student question: “What do you hope to learn from an alumni mentor?”
    • Make sure to click “Save” at the bottom of the page to save all changes
  3. Search and review Alumni Mentor profiles on Phi Psi Connect using the Directory tab:
    • Once on the directory page, make sure to select the tab “Mentors” (located near the top)
    • Filter your search using the following categories:
      • Chapter/University: field of study, degree, grad year
      • Work: company, industry, job function
      • Location: city, state, country
      • Keyword search
  4. Click “Request Mentorship” button on your ideal mentor’s profile (located on the right side within the person’s profile). Personalize your message in the message pop-up box and then click “Send”.
    • Introduce yourself (name, year, major) and include any relevant campus, volunteer, or work experience
    • Explain what you hope to learn from an alumni mentor and why you feel he would be the best fit
    • Include reference(s) to information in the mentor’s profile (such as education, job, industry, or volunteer experience)
    • Conclude by asking if he would be interested in mentoring you as part of the Mentoring Advantage Program and thank him for his consideration
    • Do not request mentorship without including a personalized message
  5. If you do not receive a response to your “Request Mentorship” message, please email info@nelsonleadershipinstitute.org.

If your requested mentor confirms, you are paired. Set up a time right away to connect either by phone or video chat to discuss your goals and how you will stay connected.

Undergraduates FAQs

Why should I participate as a student in the Wineman Mentoring Advantage Program?

As a MAP mentee you can expect:

  • Academic guidance in your course selection, study skills and post-undergraduate planning
  • Career advice to assist with networking, job shadowing, resume critiques, interviewing tips and overall career insight
  • Personal development through interpersonal skills, professional etiquette, and balancing school-life obligations