mentoring program

noun

1.  Upon graduation, a brand new alumni is paired with an older, wiser, and more experienced alumni to help teach and grow the next generation of NYU Grad Actors in the real world.

 

Be A Mentor

As outlined so eloquently by Victor Pappas, the Mentoring Program seeks to bridge the gap between our newly graduated and our returning alumni.

The advantage of having a mentor is fairly evident for the newly graduated NYU student. One has the opportunity to speak with someone who has walked a path similar to the one about to be undertaken. Experience is a valuable resource. Yet, the mentor has an equally compelling reason to enter into this relationship. Having been out in the “real world” for a time, a mentor has the opportunity to return to the atmosphere of a rigorous training program. Through a relationship with a “mentee”, a mentor is reminded of the single-minded focus of a newly-trained actor and can be reacquainted with the fierce intelligence and appetite of someone just entering the professional world. It can be a deeply profound and invigorating experience to be reminded of the priorities and concerns of a younger self.

Feel free to post your thoughts and experiences about the Mentoring Program either here or on the Forums.

If you have any other questions about getting involved, please email: mentoring@gradactingalumni.org