Multicultural Mentoring Program Begins

Alumnae of color traveled from around the country to meet with undergraduate students Feb. 3 during the official kick off of the Mosaic Multicultural Mentoring Program.

The training day, which was led by School of Management faculty member Gina LaRoche, included information about networking, job shadowing, and mentoring.

Mosaic is funded by the Simmons College Diversity Council and managed by the Office of Alumnae/i Relations. According to Lorita Williams, executive director of alumnae/i relations, the goal of Mosaic is for students of color to learn from their alumnae mentors about the college-to-work transition, and about the education and skills needed in professional fields. Williams also said she hopes the young women will learn from the insights and experiences of women of color in the professional working world.

During this first pilot year, Mosaic will provide funds for 14 sophomore and junior undergraduate students of ethnically diverse backgrounds to visit their mentors at work.

"It was inspiring to see so many Simmons women representing different cultures and backgrounds in this program," said Williams.

For more information, or to sign up to participate as a Mosaic mentor, contact the Office of Alumnae/i Relations at 800-831-4284 .

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