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Employer Expectations

Information for Employers

Job Sharing & Tiger Mentoring—How it works:

1. Employers and/or Tiger Mentors interested in participating in the program will notify Cornell Sneed and include the following information (your information is only used for this program and will not be given out to anyone outside of the student-athlete that will be job sharing and myself)

  • Name
  • Profession or previous profession
  • Company
  • Area of interest/major(s) for your job
  • Email
  • Telephone number
  • Best way for student-athlete to contact you
  • Best time of year for sharing/mentoring (ex. Fall, Spring, Summer, Any)
  • Would you like to be a part of Job Sharing, Mentoring or Both?
  • Are you a University of Memphis Alumni?

2. Cornell Sneed adds you to the Tiger Mentor Database (only used for this purpose)

3. Cornell matches up student-athletes each semester in relation to their interests

4. Cornell gives the student-athlete your contact information

5. Student-athletes will make contact with employer or mentor and explain their interests and what they would like to get out of the program

6. Mentor or Job Sharing employer will meet with the student-athlete at least once to explain to student-athletes the “ins and outs” of their job

7. After the job sharing or mentoring is complete, employers and/or mentors are asked to fill out a brief survey that will be provided by Cornell via email.

 Guidelines for Employers/Mentors

  • Be available to have student-athletes meet for job sharing or mentoring at least twice to allow them to obtain a general understanding of the company and job requirements
  • Introduce student-athletes to the daily requirements of professions and industries
  • Provide insight into the profession and provide suggestions to being a successful employee
  • Answer any questions the student-athletes may have
  • Be honest with student-athletes. This is their chance to get real feedback.
  • Provide tips on interviews and things employers look for in their field
  • Provide feedback about the job sharing experience through an online survey at this link: <-- not active right now

 Job Sharing vs. Tiger Mentoring

  • Tiger Mentoring will begin the same way as the Job Sharing, but will be based more on the communication between the student-athlete and the mentor
  • Job sharing involves on the job observing where the student-athlete can spend time with the employer(s) and see firsthand what the experience offers
  • Tiger Mentoring is more communication-based where the student-athlete and the mentor either meet in person, talk on the phone, or exchange emails.
  • Tiger Mentors can be those in the community that no longer work, or have other interests besides their current employment
  • Tiger Mentors sign up to be someone that can be a constant contact for at least one semester for the student-athlete so that if the student-athlete has questions about majors, jobs, internships and life in general, they are able to communicate those to the mentor
  • Both job sharing and Tiger Mentoring hope to create a networking system for the student-athlete to use throughout their professional lives
  • Job sharing requires more work-related commitment from the employer and the student-athlete, but allows the student-athlete a great experience

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Last Updated: 10/23/14