Empowering you with the skills needed for success in school and beyond!
Thank you for participating in eMentors! Students who engage with their mentors during this program learn about future career opportunities, how to network with others within a professional setting, improve their written communication skills, and receive advice from a trusting adult. Please use this webpage as a resource throughout your mentorship. You will be able to find the student guide, message etiquette, example messages, how to use the online portal, FAQ’s, and much more!
Keep reading to access the resources.
BestPrep connects a class of high school students upon the request of their teacher, with a group of mentors – all from the same company. Each student is paired one to one with a mentor, and they exchange one message per week. The messages focus on weekly topics pre-selected by the teacher and include topics like Career Skills, College Preparation, Choose Your Attitude, and College Experience. View the “Student Guide” and “Student Presentation” below to learn more about the eMentors program and your role in the program.
If you’re participating in a fully virtual connection (and will not be visiting your mentor’s company), please see these materials:
If you will be visiting your mentor’s company for an in-person Meet & Greet, please see these materials:
Each week, you will be messaging your mentor. Please honor you and your mentor’s commitment to the program by writing consistently and respectfully. Your mentor is excited to learn more about you and your future goals. View the “Message Etiquette” and “Example Messages” documents below to support your program experience.
You and your mentor will be using an online portal to send messages. If you have questions about using the online portal, please view these online portal tutorials. If you have any questions on how to create a shareable link, you can watch a tutorial below as well!
Scroll down to view the instructions.
How to Download a Google Doc/Slideshow and Attach to the Portal
How to Use the Portal Video
How to Use the Portal Document
The Meet and Greet is a one-time meeting between students and mentors that takes place at the company. You will take a bus to the company. Most Meet and Greets are held over the lunch hour, but variations in the time of day are possible. Every event includes an overview of the company, time for you and your mentor to get to know one another, and lunch or a snack. Mentors often show you their worksite by providing a tour. Tours may be organized for groups or led individually. Meet and Greets may also include other structured activities. Popular activities include mock interview experiences, resume reviews, or career panels. Please note that some connections may be all virtual and will have virtual activities instead of an in-person Meet & Greet.
Do you have a question that wasn’t answered in the student guide or presentation? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below!