Commission for Women announces Mentoring Program open houses

February 17, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Commission for Women will hold a series of open houses throughout the month of March for full-time employees interested in learning more about its Mentoring Program. The commission will accept online applications March 1 through March 31 for mentors and mentees for the 2016–17 academic year.

The Mentoring Program promotes professional and personal development for full-time Penn State faculty, exempt and nonexempt staff, and technical service employees by pairing mentees with mentors who can provide advice and resources to help them meet individual and specific professional goals such as career planning, job skills enhancement, and greater University involvement.

Mentors and mentees commit to spending at least two hours per month to participate in the program.

This includes:

  • Two hours working as a mentor/mentee pair, including lunch meetings, emails, telephone conversations, etc.
  • One-and-a-half hours attending group mentoring activities. There are several of these programs scheduled throughout the year. Although attendance is not mandatory at these events, participants are encouraged to make every effort to attend.

Hosted by Mentoring Program committee members, the open houses will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 1
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
342 Rodney Erickson Food Science Building

Tuesday, March 1 (Hershey)
Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Medicine C1818

Thursday, March 3
Noon to 1 p.m.
404 Old Main

Tuesday, March 16 (Hershey)
Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Medicine C1818

Thursday, March 17
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
241 Outreach Building

Wednesday, March 23
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
208 Chambers Building

Additional information is available at or from the current mentoring program committee co-chairs: Ginny Hosterman ( and Marianne Howell (

Last Updated February 18, 2016