SHASTA ENGAGEMENT LAYERS
AFAM is at the heart
- A student contacts AFAM 6 months before the beginning of his/her internship;
- AFAM schedules a first Skype call to know more about the student (motivation, English, professional project, mindset);
- AFAM gives first recommendations concerning resume and student’s future research;
- AFAM introduces a student to his/her Mentor;
- AFAM stays a backup mentor;
- AFAM collects feedback from a Mentor and a Mentee.
- Mentors communicate their desire to AFAM concerning students' follow-up (pace, students profil, AFAM involvement);
- Mentors help students find internships;
- Mentors give feedback concerning their mentee;
- Mentors have no obligation to find an internship - but a Mentor and a student set goals together (more effective resume, more feedbacks from companies, more interviews etc.)
- Mentors have access to the databases of the Shasta stakeholders - Experts and Referrers.
- Experts give advice concerning industries and companies they know;
- Experts can be contacted from time to time by a Mentor or
- AFAM (no direct contact with a Student unless desired by an Expert);
- Experts are not involved in Mentorship
- Referrers contact their current companies to see if they hire foreign interns; they provide a link to current openings (the link allows them to track an employee who refers a candidate);
- Referrers are not involved in Mentorship and are not in direct contact with a Student (unless desired by a Referrer)
Last but not least
- Ambassadors are all Alumni and Students who actively support the Shasta program;
- Ambassadors can talk about Art et Métiers ParisTech at their company, share internship offers, help AFAM meet an HR representative, etc. There are so many ways to help!