Rosenberg STEP for Managers & Mentors

Current faculty and staff members can play a key role in students’ professional and personal development as Rosenberg STEP managers and mentors.

Management and mentorship opportunities through Rosenberg STEP are open to all Suffolk faculty and staff members. As a manager or mentor, you will have the opportunity to support students in launching their career through on-site management, career planning conversations and job shadowing opportunities.

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Become a STEP Manager

Current faculty and staff should submit their open student employment positions for the chance to hire a Rosenberg STEP student. The STEP steering committee will review positions to decide if they’re a good fit for the program.

Some of the benefits of hiring a Rosenberg STEP student include:

  • Work availability during winter and summer break periods
  • Ability to hire all undergraduate and graduate students, including international students

Your student employee will also meet with you for regular supervision and performance reviews. In these meetings, you’ll work with your student to develop an actionable career plan that includes iSMART goals and deadlines for achieving them.

If you are interested in hiring a Rosenberg STEP student, please download and complete the form [PDF] and submit it to the STEP steering committee for review.

Become a STEP Mentor

All faculty and staff are invited to become involved as mentors to current STEP students. Mentorship plays a key role in the relationship between a STEP student and manager, but mentorship opportunities are not limited to only STEP managers.

As a mentor, you will support students in determining and acting upon their professional goals through weekly meetings, either in-person or virtual. Your mentorship will provide a mentee with a framework for developing or reflecting upon:

  • Technical and job-related skills developed through their role
  • Transferable skills such as communication, empathy, leadership, and innovation abilities

You will also work with your mentee to complete an evaluation at both the midpoint and end of the semester. These evaluations provide an opportunity to reflect on your conversations and to determine what a mentor or mentee’s next steps may look like.

If you have questions about becoming a Rosenberg STEP manager or mentor, please contact Dahlia Bryan for more information.