American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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!

Your first step? Choose a program!

S.T.E.P.

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.

There are two 1:1 mentoring options:

  • Fall session (6 months, October 1 – April 15). Enrollment is August 15 – September 15.
  • Winter session (3 months, January 7 – April 15). Enrollment is November 1 – December 15.

As part of our goal to strengthen the S.T.E.P. mentoring community, all mentees and mentors are enrolled in the ASHA S.T.E.P. Community. The S.T.E.P. Community is a place for you to connect, learn, and share with other S.T.E.P. mentees and mentors. To fully participate in the community, you must be an ASHA or NSSLHA member. Students are encouraged to be a NSSLHA member to have access to all of the conversations that take place in the ASHA S.T.E.P. Community.

Enrollment for the fall session of the S.T.E.P. mentoring program is now open. Match notifications for the fall session will be sent via e-mail by October 1, 2014. 

Enrollment for the winter session will take place November 1 – December 15. Match notifications for the winter session will be sent via e-mail by January 7, 2014.

Become a fan of ASHA S.T.E.P. Mentoring Program on Facebook. See you there!

MARC

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.

Mentoring Help

Student Resources

  • Are you wondering what career opportunities are available to you? Let ASHA's Reward Yourself career brochures answer your questions.
  • Don't stop here...explore the Student section to learn more about CSD careers.

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