College already is tough so finding extra motivation to keep on moving forward can sometimes be hard. Finding the right person who is willing to give you the motivation and lead you to the correct path can be even harder, yet it is not impossible.
The Multicultural Initiatives (MCI) at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus is offering a menu of programs this year. The programs are designed to introduce students to people who are currently working in various fields in the hope that mentor relationships can be formed. Also, if students are not sure what field they want to go into, these individuals can help them figure out and then mentor them.
A team of college work-study specialists, along with Ana Archuleta, MCI coordinator, will be coordinating the Ethnic Female and Male Mentoring programs where a series of workshops on topics such as gender roles and diversity will take place. Additionally, the Multi-Cultural Advancement Program (MCAP) career program offers career exploration workshops that will cover various careers presented by professionals from the community.
The Ethnic Female Mentoring Program is designed to help and mentor ethnic women, however that does not put a stop sign to those who would like to attend the meetings and are not of a minority ethnicity. On the contrary, all are more than welcome to come and join the program. In the program the women will learn about gender roles, diversity and many other things while they are meeting people who are in the field they are going in to.
The workshops are going to start Tuesday, September 20. The first will go from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, in lower level of the Student Center Parlor B. Then the workshops are going to continue to be held every Tuesday at the same time in the same place. For more information on these workshops contact Roxana Cordova at (801)957-3882.