Hello Past, Current, and Hopefully Future Telementors,
I wanted to take a few minutes to welcome you back to the telementor program. I am so excited to be teaching Entrepreneurship again this year, my 27th year! The class has grown tremendously and I have you, the mentors, to thank for that. Your involvement in mentoring these students has encouraged students to enroll and to build and grow possible businesses. The project will remain the same this year unless a student already has an existing business and we will adapt the guidelines to a project titled "Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business". The format is the same such a variation in the writing and research. We hope to get started the 2nd week of September with Student Applications.
I am very excited for the students to become engaged and involved in this year's Entrepreneurship project. I hope you will consider returning as a mentor and making a difference in a student's life. You have no idea the impact you have on these young adults. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or reservations.Thanks again.
“I love how much I learn as a mentor. Each new relationship gives me new insights and I value that deeply. I am truly grateful to all of the mentors and mentees who have helped me throughout my life, from my parents, to my work colleagues, to the wonderful partnerships formed through ITP. If you are on the fence about whether to sign on as a mentor with the program, I can certainly say that you will be rewarded many times for the efforts you make with students."
Thomson Reuters alumni
pictured with her favorite mentee, her son
“I have always been proud to work at Merck, but now I stand even taller thanks to Merck’s corporate sponsorship of the International Telementoring Program. From my first interaction with the program, I knew that I stumbled into something wonderful. Each student that I have mentored has enriched my life and made me a better person. The end of each assignment is always bittersweet--I am amazed at the progress the students have made but a little sad that we have to say good-bye as they become a piece of my heart during the process. If you are not sure about signing up, I have three words for you...JUST DO IT!”
Maryellen Tucci Walter
Regulatory/CMO Platform Services Lead
Merck & Co., Inc.