About the Program

The Futures Fellowship is a networking and mentoring program for college/graduate students and recent graduates who are looking to make the most of their professional and personal futures.

In contrast to typical mentorship pairings, all Futures Fellows have unlimited access to a team of committed mentors with vastly different networks and areas of expertise (e.g. law, marketing, medicine, finance, executive search, advertising, not-for-profit).

Futures Fellows benefit from the following:

  •  Personal introductions for informational interviews in their areas of interest
  • One-on-one coaching sessions on how to network
  •  One-on-one coaching sessions for internship/job and informational interviews
  • A $1,500 stipend for the 9-month commitment
  • Several group sessions on relevant topics and frequent one-on-one meetings with mentors in between sessions

More specifically:

  • The Fellowship launches with a full-day retreat in the fall.  After that, we meet as a group several times  to discuss relevant topics and do small group work.
  • Mentors and Fellows will be in continual contact to discuss issues of concern for the Fellows. Fellows will also be randomly assigned with another Fellow and charged with the meeting (virtually or in-person).
  • Because the program will require a significant time commitment (making it harder for mentees who are in school to work during the school year), Fellows will be provided a stipend of $1500 to participate in the program.
  • While a collaborative service project is not officially part of the program, up to $500 will be provided for Fellows who are looking to plan a project or event for their community.
  • Even after the program ends, mentors intend to maintain connections with participating Fellows and will use time in one of the cohort’s last sessions to discuss how to continue to engage.

Here are what some of our past Fellows have to say about the program:

“I made meaningful lifelong connections, built a phenomenal bond with the mentors and my life is in a dramatically better place than when I started.:”

”The Futures Fellowship was an incredibly enriching and informative experience that helped me learn more about myself, grow as a person, and develop bonds that (I hope) will last a lifetime.”

“I got the professional and personal help that I needed on how to navigate my job search, how to pivot from one industry to another, and other tips regarding salary negotiation, email drafting, etc.”

“I made many personal and professional connections and feel way more confident in my career path moving forward! Because of the fellowship I was able to figure out what to do for the future and feel less hopeless.”