Wellesley MAP (Mentorship Affinity Pods) Pilot Program

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Wellesley MAP (Mentorship Affinity Pods) Program

Deadline to sign up: January 31, 2024

Career Education, the Wellesley College Alumnae Association, Student Life, and Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics are delighted to continue the Wellesley MAP program for students and alums. We invite you to learn more below and participate by completing the student or alumane sign-up survey below!

The MAP program is an ongoing commitment to mentorship at Wellesley, which matches alums and students in virtual groups based on career interests and shared identities. The program goal  is to create supportive mentorship connections that foster participants’ sense of belonging, identity development, values, exploration of possible career paths, and connectedness within the larger Wellesley community. Designed to support personal and professional development, mentorship groups will provide opportunities to ask questions, seek guidance, share stories and resources, and offer informal networks for career development.

The pilot MAP program began in September 2021 and wrapped up in May 2022. The response was overwhelming and 867 alums (across classes from 1950 to 2021) and 650 students participated in 152 MAP groups. The pilot provided important insight and data to address group administration and provide increased flexibility for participant participation going forward.

  • The MAP program will run from February to June 2024 and is open to all current Wellesley sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alums. 
  • MAP participants will meet virtually in their groups monthly and each group will be given preset Zoom links and suggested meeting times. 
  • Groups will meet on the first Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of each month at either 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 PM, ET. Specific group meeting dates and times will be shared via email in mid-February once the groups are established. Given scheduling realities, it’s foreseeable that not every participant will be able to attend every meeting.
  • Groups will receive resources and support to structure their meetings, while remaining self-guided and flexible based on each group's unique dynamic. 
  • Participants will mutually benefit from engagement with their group by receiving advice and new perspectives, while also sharing their experiences and career journey. 

Alums and students from all backgrounds and experience levels are valuable participants, and joining the Wellesley MAP program is a great way to make a positive impact and connect with the Wellesley community.

The support that alums and students continually show for one another makes Wellesley exceptional and we're grateful for your participation!

Deadline to sign up: January 31, 2024

For questions about the program, please contact Destiny M. Barletta, Career Education Director of Alumnae Connection at mapprogram@wellesley.edu.