Mentoring is an easy way to be involved and give back to Bowen. The Professional Mentor Program matches current students with experienced graduates who will serve as role models and be available to advise students on a range of topics. The time commitment is eleven hours over the course of the academic year.
Practicing judges and lawyers are encouraged to positively impact the professional development of aspiring attorneys by:
- fostering the highest levels of professionalism for students and mentors;
- helping students develop relationship skills necessary for success in any employment context;
- making sure every student has a better sense of the strengths he or she brings to the profession, a plan for achieving his or her professional goals, and an effective resume and cover letter; and
- equipping students to deepen and broaden their own professional competencies by emphasizing the importance of self-directed learning as students and as lawyers.
Professionals licensed in Arkansas who participate in the Professional Mentor Program may earn one ethics continuing legal education credit for attending an optional training held each fall.
The program runs August through April each year.
To volunteer as a Professional Mentor, or if you have any questions, please contact the Bowen Career Services Office either by calling 501-916-5419 or emailing our office.
Participants in Bowen’s mentorship program discuss the benefits and responsibilities of the program.