ASHA's Mentoring Programs

Passionate mentoring teaches, inspires, and changes lives.

ASHA supports mentoring as a way to link the passionate professionals in the field with the exceptional student or new professional willing to be paired with a trusted advisor or coach. As a factor in professional success, mentoring is second only to education. Mentoring provides one-on-one opportunities for collaborating, sharing resources, solving problems, and achieving goals. The Power of Passionate Mentoring can and does change lives!

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Changes to S.T.E.P. – Program Being Restructured – Available January 2017

The S.T.E.P. Mentoring Program is being restructured to bring you a more dynamic and engaging program and will not be available this fall. We have heard what many of you said you want, and we are making changes to meet your needs. Give us a couple of months, and we will be back with you in January 2017. We will keep you posted of our changes as we move through this transitional process. We kindly request your patience! We promise it'll be worth the wait. Check the S.T.E.P. website, Facebook, Twitter, and the S.T.E.P. Community for updates. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected] or post in the ASHA Community.

—S.T.E.P. Mentoring Coaches, Charlet, Deedee, and Melanie

The Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) is a virtual online mentoring program where mentees and mentors communicate to address a short- or long-term goal via e-mail, Skype, phone, text, or Facebook. Mentees and mentors have the option of making arrangements to meet face-to-face; however, face-to-face mentoring isn't a component of the S.T.E.P. program.

Student participants are paired with professionals who provide guidance, feedback, and support for career development in the professions (e.g., academic pursuits, career goals, and exploring areas of interest in the professions) in a meaningful, one-to-one relationship.

As part of our goal to strengthen the S.T.E.P. mentoring experience, all mentees and mentors are enrolled in the ASHA S.T.E.P. Community. The S.T.E.P. Community serves as your go-to place for peer to peer mentoring to connect, learn, and share with other S.T.E.P. mentees and mentors.

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The Mentoring Academic-Research Careers program offers one-to-one mentoring opportunities for PhD students and new (0–6 years) tenure track faculty/below the level of associate professor. Visit Mentoring Academic-Research Careers to get full details about the MARC program, including timeline, eligibility and enrollment information.

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