General
If I am not part of a participating organization or university, how can I get involved? Can I sign up without my organization? Can I still participate if I am the only person from my organization or university that wants to sign up to use the MentorResource program? Can I participate in the program even if I have graduated? How about if I am still a college student? Direct queries?
Brand Ambassadors
What is a Brand Ambassador, can I be one, and does my university or organization need one for me to participate? What if I’m unable to get other members in my organization to sign up for the program? What if a member is unable to attend group meetings? What if I realize I don’t have time to be a Brand Ambassador during my term? What is the compensation for the Brand Ambassador role?
Mentees
What is the time commitment? How does the student mentee program differ from the alumni mentee program? Is there a fee for participation? I’m interested in the mentor program but can’t afford it now. What are my options? How do I know my mentor will be a good match for me? What if my Mentor doesn’t respond to my initial email?
Mentors
What is the time commitment? Will my mentee be prepared to participate in this program? What if I’m paired with a mentee with career goals that don’t exactly match my work? My mentee shows up late and/or is unprepared for our meetings. What should I do? I’ve had a significant work/life change. What if I’m unable to keep my mentor commitment and finish the semester?
Organizations
Is there a program for both students and alumni interested in getting a mentor? Can an alumni mentee also be a mentor? Are the mentees and mentors only members of our organization? How are mentees and mentors connected with each other? Does the program prepare mentors and mentees for meeting with each other?
  • Yes. Mentees are provided 4 workshops over the course of the 12-week program. 
    • Student mentees are provided workshops about 
      • setting a goal for their mentorship and creating an action plan for how to achieve that goal with their mentor over the course of the program, 
      • expanding their network via their mentor and other resources (e.g. LinkedIn, their career services office, networking events), 
      • updating their professional goals with their mentor as they have learned new information,
      • and establishing an action plan for how they can grow their network in the workplace/during an internship and make the most of the network they will be exposed to.
    • Alumni mentees are provided workshops about
      • transitioning into a managerial role and gaining guidance from a mentor about not being the type of boss others despise as well as not hating the boss one has, 
      • identifying whether or not it makes sense to have a career change and leveraging the guidance of a mentor to establish if a change makes sense,
      • distinguishing the pros and cons of pursuing a graduate degree and how their mentor can provide insight into what they have seen a graduate do for themselves and others they know,
      • and having uncomfortable conversations with supervisors and overall how to approach workplace conflict in a respectful and meaningful way and how their mentors have faced similar situations.
    • Mentors are provided an orientation plus 3 workshops about
      • having patience with a mentee and properly setting expectations for the relationship,
      • getting to understand mentees’ pain so then they can get a better understanding of their situation and how their advice can be most impactful,
      • practicing sharing advice through the form of stories and being vulnerable about mistakes made in the past so then the mentees feel comfortable sharing their mistakes,
      • and creating an action plan for keeping in touch for after the formal mentorship program has ended.

Does the program encourage group meetings between fellow alumni and students? When are the program start and end dates? Does the program offer flash mentoring* and how does it work? *Flash mentoring is when a mentee can pose a quick question that they would like answered by an experienced professional in their field but not commit to a program-long mentoring relationship? Can you integrate with our CRM system? Can you provide additional support to students and alumni seeking internships or jobs? Do student mentees have to pay anything? Do alumni mentees to pay anything? Do alumni mentors pay anything? What is the fee to the organization for using this program?
Universities
Is there a program for both students and alumni interested in getting a mentor? Can an alumni mentee also be a mentor? Are the mentees and mentors only members of our university? How are mentees and mentors connected with each other? Does the program prepare mentors and mentees for meeting with each other?
  • Yes. Mentees are provided 4 workshops over the course of the 12-week program. 
    • Student mentees are provided workshops about 
      • setting a goal for their mentorship and creating an action plan for how to achieve that goal with their mentor over the course of the program, 
      • expanding their network via their mentor and other resources (e.g. LinkedIn, their career services office, networking events), 
      • updating their professional goals with their mentor as they have learned new information,
      • and establishing an action plan for how they can grow their network in the workplace/during an internship and make the most of the network they will be exposed to.
    • Alumni mentees are provided workshops about
      • transitioning into a managerial role and gaining guidance from a mentor about not being the type of boss others despise as well as not hating the boss one has, 
      • identifying whether or not it makes sense to have a career change and leveraging the guidance of a mentor to establish if a change makes sense,
      • distinguishing the pros and cons of pursuing a graduate degree and how their mentor can provide insight into what they have seen a graduate do for themselves and others they know,
      • and having uncomfortable conversations with supervisors and overall how to approach workplace conflict in a respectful and meaningful way and how their mentors have faced similar situations.
    • Mentors are provided an orientation plus 3 workshops about
      • having patience with a mentee and properly setting expectations for the relationship,
      • getting to understand mentees’ pain so then they can get a better understanding of their situation and how their advice can be most impactful,
      • practicing sharing advice through the form of stories and being vulnerable about mistakes made in the past so then the mentees feel comfortable sharing their mistakes,
      • and creating an action plan for keeping in touch for after the formal mentorship program has ended.

Does the program encourage group meetings between fellow alumni and students? When are the program start and end dates? Does the program offer flash mentoring* and how does it work? *Flash mentoring is when a mentee can pose a quick question that they would like answered by an experienced professional in their field but not commit to a program-long mentoring relationship. Can you integrate with our CRM system? Can you provide additional support to students and alumni seeking internships or jobs? Do student mentees have to pay anything? Do alumni mentees to pay anything? Do alumni mentors pay anything? What is the fee to the university for using this program?
Employers
What roles can Ambition In Motion help me hire for? What makes a candidate that has completed the Ambition In Motion program better than a candidate who hasn’t? How does hiring through Ambition In Motion save me time?
  • Ambition In Motion can bring your hiring time down from tens or potentially hundreds of hours down to a few hours.
    • As opposed to posting a job, waiting for applicants, sifting through the applicants, then scheduling multiple interviews, you can let Ambition In Motion know what type of role you are interested in filling or problem you would like to be solved and the type personality that would excel in that role and Ambition In Motion can match you with a candidate in their network that fits your criteria and schedule an interview between you and the candidate. 
    • Ambition In Motion has worked with these candidates for at least 3 months, so as opposed to making a hiring decision off of a few interviews and a couple of references per candidate which could take 5-10 hours per candidate considered, you can fill your role with a qualified candidate in just a few hours.
  • Ambition In Motion can help minimize the time wasted of making a bad hire.
    • Since candidates have completed Ambition In Motion’s 3-month program, they have a strong idea of what each candidate is like. After learning more about your role and the type of personality that would be strong in that role, Ambition In Motion’s team can go through your request and identify a vetted candidate that would be a strong fit for the role.
    • Can I test working with a candidate to assess for myself if the person is a good fit?
      • Yes, we allow a 2-week period where you and the candidate can assess if the work is a good fit.
  • Ambition In Motion can help you build your pipeline.
    • Since you are hiring candidates through Ambition In Motion at a younger stage in their career, they can help fill the roles that require more experience as they work with you for longer. Instead of hiring somebody outside and starting the hiring process all over again, you can leverage the candidates you have hired through Ambition In Motion to fill your more pressing positions, saving you significant time on the learning curve for the company and for the role.

What is the fee for hiring a candidate through Ambition In Motion? How do Ambition In Motion’s fees compare to posting a job on my own?
  • It depends on how much you value your time. 
  • There is a correlation between the amount of time you spend interviewing and assessing a candidate and the likelihood of making a good hire. The more time you spend assessing a candidate, the more likely you are to make a good decision, but the more it will cost your time.
  • If you are spending 10 hours per candidate you are considering and there are 20 candidates, that will cost you 200 hours of your time to only have spent 10 hours total with the candidate you ultimately select. And unlike Ambition In Motion, hiring through a job posting won’t allow you a two week period to test working with the candidate you hired to see if they actually are a fit. 
  • Ultimately, the less time you spend in the hiring process, the less it will cost you but the higher likelihood you have of making a poor decision, costing you even more money in time and effort to replace that person. 
  • If you value your time at $50 an hour, the cost of spending 10 hours with 20 applicants is $10,000. 
  • Not only are Ambition In Motion’s fees typically less than half of that, Ambition In Motion spends over 3 months with the candidates they match with roles; meaning they have had more time to get to know the candidates they recommend and how they work on a regular basis (as opposed to a controlled interview environment). Pair that with the two-week period you get to work with the candidate to see if there is a fit, your likelihood of making the right hire the first time increases substantially.

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