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Hello All! Just wanted to post a reminder that today is the first day that mentees can register for ASHA's S.T.E.P program. (You don't have to be a member of NSSLHA to join, but it's recommended) This program matches mentors to mentees in SLP or Audiology based on 6 preferences: skills that you'd like to focus on, areas of interest, areas of study, languages, work setting, and mentoring areas (career direction, bilingual service provision, careers in academia, clinical age population, conducting research, creating safe spaces and gender inclusivity, etc.). Mentors are ASHA members with their CCC's and 3 years of professional practice. The website matches you with potential mentors that match your preferences as closely as possible. From there, you are able to message the mentors that you are interested in advising you, which gives you some independence in finding a mentor that is truly going to be a good fit. Then, the mentor can decide if they would like to mentor you. In the program, you will communicate with each other regularly about your mentoring areas! The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and those applying to a program. They state that you should set aside approximately an hour a week for work on the program, but this opportunity is what you make of it (you get out what you put in). It's conducted via the internet, but they state that you can meet personally in certain situations (ASHA convention, etc.) Benefits (copied from the ASHA website) Access to a support system during critical stages of college and career development Insider perspective on navigating their chosen career Clear understanding and enhancement of academic and career development plans Ability to develop mentoring relationships in industries where mentoring is not readily available Enhanced understanding of the importance of mentors Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences Direct access to power resources within the professions of audiology; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing science Identification of skill gaps before leaving school Greater knowledge of career success factors A lasting career network S.T.E.P. program info page Click here to learn more (FAQs). Click here if you're ready to register. (takes 5-10 minutes) Enrollment for this year ends February 28th. The orientation is March 3 from 8-9:30 pm ET (zoom). This post is not sponsored, I just think it's a great opportunity and hadn't seen anything posted on this forum about it.