Cultural Ambassadors Are Mentors
Mentor: a working professional who works one-on-one with students/individuals to provide guidance and support for a mentee looking to enter the U.S. job market. Mentors can commit up to 10 hours a year of one-on-one support for students, when possible. The support can include phone conversations, video calls, and in-person meetings, attending networking events together, time permitting of course! We also recommend mentors share networking opportunities and professional conferences/events that can be beneficial for the mentee.
Global Detroit’s Cultural Ambassadors Program connects professionals with international students and graduates looking to be more connected to community and career resources. Anyone is welcome to be a mentor if they feel they have the capacity and knowledge and are willing to go through our training and information session. US citizenship is not a requirement.
While many of our mentees are in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) fields we are open to all disciplines for mentors that can help pave the pay to opportunities for foreign born students and young professionals looking to advance.
In our three-year history the Cultural Ambassador program has forged 180 professional connections between incumbent professionals and immigrant professionals, including 90 direct one-on-one matches. 157 volunteers were engaged and there was more than a 500 percent increase in matches in the last year of the program.
Are you a professional wanting to share your resources? Sign up to be a mentor HERE
Are you an international and/or immigrant student looking for employment? Sign up to be a mentee HERE
For more information, email Shaffwan@Globaldetroit.com