“Each of these institutions is making a significant investment in the future success of their students by giving them access to mentors who will provide real world guidance as a complement to their academic education.” - Helene Lollis, Pathbuilders.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 24, 2009
Three of Georgia’s most prestigious colleges and universities recently hosted Pathbuilders President Helene Lollis as the keynote speaker for kick-off events for their respective mentoring programs for students. Pathbuilders is a nationally recognized leader in mentoring for high-potential professionals in organizations including Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Army.
“I believe these programs represent an exciting trend happening in universities and colleges as they recognize the incredible value that mentoring can bring to their students,” said Lollis. “Each of these institutions is making a significant investment in the future success of their students by giving them access to mentors who will provide real world guidance as a complement to their academic education.”
Georgia Institute of Technology kicked-off its program at the Ferst Center for the Arts on November 9. This is the seventh Georgia Tech mentoring program that Lollis has been helped launch. In those seven years, the program – sponsored by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s Mentor Jackets – has grown from 60 mentor partnerships to more than 300. Undergraduate mentees are paired with Georgia Tech alumni mentors. This year’s program will feature a new e-mentoring component.
The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEADS) at Spelman College kicked-off its mentoring program with Pathbuilders on October 27 with the Coca-Cola Company as its primary sponsor. Mentees are students in the school’s LEADS program, and mentors are high-profile members of the Atlanta business community.
And on October 12, The University of West Georgia launched its mentoring program; this is the second time Lollis has been a keynote speaker for the school’s mentor program kick-off. Mentees are graduating seniors in the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business. Each student is paired with a Carrollton area business leader mentor.
“Every day we see the tremendous impact of mentoring on professionals already in the workplace. I am excited to see the power of mentoring leveraged for the benefit of students transitioning into the workplace,” said Lollis.
About Pathbuilders Inc.
Pathbuilders partners with Fortune-ranked organizations to develop high-performing individuals through mentoring, executive development programs and consulting. Through highly-customized talent management, Pathbuilders accelerates the career growth of individuals and directly contributes to bottom line success of client organizations. Pathbuilders was founded in 1995 with a unique focus on developing the potential of high-performing women and creating gender-diverse organizations. Today, Pathbuilders leverages the corporate experience of its leadership team to develop impactful developmental experiences for high-potential men and women in forward thinking organizations. Pathbuilders has worked with more than 3000 professionals from more than 300 client organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, college and universities, and government agencies.