TAP Boston launched another successful kickoff of the college mentorship program – EDGE – in September 2017.

EDGE has grown to a total of 50 participants, with 25 professional mentors and 25 driven undergraduate students. To guide undergraduate students from local Boston colleges professionally, EDGE hosts a total of 4 workshops throughout the year.

To kickoff the program, the orientation session included an EDGE introduction in addition to setting mentor/mentee expectations. Our first professional development workshop began in the second half of the session, where students met mentors while practicing their networking skills.


Mentees meet mentors in a EDGE Networking Activity

Our second session covered the important aspect of understanding yourself. In small groups, mentors and mentees discussed students’ strengths and weaknesses and the fears and worries that could prevent them from pursuing their dream career. Mentors provided feedback and shared their personal experiences from building their own career.

Mentees share their strengths and weakness at the “Understanding Yourself Workshop”

In addition to workshops, mentors and mentees are paired up for a more personal one-to-one mentoring. Social events are hosted outside of the sessions to encourage interaction among peers.

EDGE Dinner Social

With social events and one-to-one mentoring, we hope to build deeper relationships and a stronger network in TAP. Students and mentors have learned so much from one another through only two workshops. We are halfway through the program, with two more workshops to go: Resume Building and Interview Skills. Although EDGE is only a year-long program, students will continue to have our support.

EDGE 2017-2018