2013 Summer Mentor Program

We are in the process of planning a networking social for late October/beginning November where alumnae will have a chance to mingle and make new professional connections. In the Spring, we will have a networking panel discussion.

We also offer to match any Theta alumnae (young and/or start of their career) with a seasoned mentor in the same career. As we are in the beginning stages, this process might take some time.

If you are interested in these programs or have ideas for other Networking events, feel free to contact Caitlin Kovalkoski and Virginia Houston, our mentoring/networking co-chairs at mentoring.dcthetas@gmail.com.

The Washington DC/Suburban MD Alumnae Chapter is once again hosting our annual summer mentoring program. Undergraduate Thetas who are in the Washington, DC area for a summer internship sign up to be paired with an alumna in our chapter who will serve as their mentor for the summer. This is completely voluntary and involves a 3-month commitment. We ask that prospective mentors be committed to do the following:
  • Contact your mentee to answer any questions she has before coming to Washington, D.C. (like "Should I wear suits every day to work?", "Do I need a car?", "What is the metro?", etc.)
  • Attend the first networking event to meet your mentee in person
  • Be proactive: Talk with (via phone or e-mail) and meet with your mentee during the summer.
As an extension of our mentoring program, we will plan various social events throughout the summer, such as an ice cream social, an outing to a baseball or soccer game, and an outdoor movie. This is a great way for members, especially those new to the DC area, to make friends during the summer with both current college students and Theta alumnae and for all participants to network with professionals from various fields. While geared toward mentoring program participants, these events are open to all local alumnae, recent graduates, and collegians.

Mentorship Program Events 2017

Sunday, June 4 - Mentorship Program Meet and Greet*
Location: National Mall
Celebrate our new mentorship community on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial!

Friday, June 16 - Movie Night (Moana)
Location: Farragut Square (Outdoor movie)
Come join the CityKATs for an outdoor movie! The Golden Triangle has brought back their Golden Cinema summer outdoor movie series. Films start at sunset. Bring your snacks, blankets, and make plans to join us!

Tuesday, June 27 - Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Location: Nationals Park
Join us for a night out at the ballgame! Our Nats take on the reigning World Series champs at 7:05 p.m. Ticket details forthcoming!

Wednesday, July 5 - First Steps For Your Career: Panel with DC Alumnae*
Location: Shaw Library, 1630 7th St N.W.
We hope to see you at this fun and engaging panel with our D.C. Thetas!

Please RSVP or send questions to Caitlin K. or Virginia H., our Mentorship and Networking Co-Chairs, at mentoring.dcthetas@gmail.com.
*Denotes mentors and mentees only event

Past Mentoring Events - Some of the events we have hosted in the past for our mentor and mentee pairing groups are listed below.
Fly Kites/Picnics on the Mall
Screen on the Green - Movie screenings outside in various DC burroughs
Volunteer events
International Dinner nights
Embassy events/tours
DC parades
Georgetown tour
Neighborhood tour
Networking Panel
Nationals Game
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