The role of a Global Perspectives Certificate mentor is to help students prepare a synthesizing final project which answers questions about their experience in pursuing the Global Perspectives Certificate. The project may consist of a poster, a paper, powerpoint presentation, video, website, physical display, or combination of media. More information on mentor responsibilities and the timeline for project completion are outlined in the GPC Mentor Handbook.
Students are required to request a mentor. They create a final project proposal and present it to their chosen GPC mentor/advisor for approval following the timeline provided. The mentor will be the students’ contact for advice, guidance, and assessment of the final project (see GPC Final Project Rubric).
Professional Development Funds
When a mentor has assisted 5 students in the completion of the Certificate, the mentor will receive $1,000 to attend and/or present at the WISE Workshop on Intercultural Skills and Enhancement and Conference. These funds will not be in the form of direct compensation, but will be transferred to a departmental account to support the mentor’s professional development.
Becoming a Mentor
New mentors should complete the Mentor Interest Form using the NC State Unity ID and password. It is necessary for department heads to approve faculty participation prior to mentoring students. Returning mentors can view and approve student requests through the online system by logging in above. A list of GPC mentors is available, for faculty who would like to connect to fellow mentors.
Students and mentors are also encouraged to contact the GPC program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding any questions about the certificate program.