Courses

  • 7 Lessons

    Becoming Career Ready

    In this course, you'll learn the steps to becoming career ready. First, you'll be guided through an exercise that will encourage you to consider what's important to you in your life and your future career. Then, you'll be given the opportunity to explore possible careers that align with those views and values. You'll also be provide with information about the core competencies necessary to be successful with any career. Finally, you'll be guided through writing your current career narrative. 

    Throughout this course, you'll write about what's important to you and who you want to be. You'll be most successful if you're honest with yourself. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to Becoming Career Ready - it's your journey!

  • 4 Lessons

    Building Motivation: Supporting Mentee Behavior Change with Motivational Interviewing

    This course will be available on Feb. 1, 2024

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. In this course, mentors will learn the basics of MI and how to use it with their mentees. 

  • 5 Lessons

    Building Strong Mentoring Relationships

    In this course, mentors will learn the core skills to connect with their mentees.

  • 5 Lessons

    Connected Futures: The Science of Building Social Capital for College Students

    This course helps students learn and practice important skills to identify and connect with adults in their lives. Research shows that this course can improve students' academic well-being.

  • 10 Lessons

    Constructing Your Resume and Cover Letter

    It’s critical that employers can envision candidates as successful employees. Consider your past experiences and how they may be relevant to the job--this is your career narrative. The narrative, in turn, helps you determine what to include and how to frame what you put in your cover letter and on your resume. A cover letter is the first impression that a potential employer has of you. Your resume is your story to that point detailed in a professional manner. Together, these two aid in getting you jobs and throughout this course you will find various resources to help you construct both a cover letter and a resume.

     

  • 9 Lessons

    Developing Effective Interview Skills

    Your ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner during an interview is vital to landing a job. This course will prepare you to present yourself as a qualified employee.

  • 7 Lessons

    Managing Ethical Challenges in Mentoring

    This course will be available on Feb. 1, 2024

    In this course, mentors will learn the five ethical principles for youth mentoring. Mentors will also learn how to apply them to their relationship with their mentees.

  • 12 Lessons

    Mentoring for Youth Mental Health

    Decades of research says that mentors can support youth in meaningful ways. However, recent evidence suggests that mentors can be most beneficial when they are supporting youth in learning specific skills. In this course, mentors will learn how to leverage their caring relationship with their mentee to support them in learning how to express their feelings and cope with challenges.   Join Dr. Alexandra Werntz – the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring’s new Associate Director – and other leaders in the mentoring field to learn about ways you can support youth mental health. Course participants will learn how to use evidence-based strategies developed by decades of research and implementation by clinical and community psychologists and redesigned for use by mentors who work directly with youth. This course is designed to encourage mentors to think critically about their important role in youth’s lives as someone who can model healthy mental health skills and encourage conversations about feelings.   This course is designed for mentors who work directly with youth, in addition to program staff with an interest in expanding their program’s offerings. Course participants will receive exclusive access to digital tools developed by the Center for use with youth. The course will be taught synchronously over Zoom, so attendees can participate from anywhere! Participation in this course will also come with access to this course through MentorCorps, Dr. Jean Rhodes’ newest digital tool to support mentors and programs. MentorCorps allows course participants to interact with each other to create networks and engage in discourse.
  • 6 Lessons

    Mentoring for Youth Mental Health – Spring 2024

    It is becoming increasingly common for youth referred to mentoring programs to be struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, aggression, or attention difficulties. This course covers evidence-based techniques that can be infused into mentoring practices to more effectively address these kinds of mental health concerns. Course participants will learn about cutting-edge techniques proven by research to be effective in clinical settings, and will discuss how to implement these strategies in diverse mentoring program settings. Participants will also discuss the ways that youth identity may intersect with mentoring techniques, and consider how to apply techniques in a culturally humble way with youth from diverse, marginalized backgrounds.

  • 5 Lessons

    Self-paced Mentoring for Youth Mental Health

    It is becoming increasingly common for youth referred to mentoring programs to be struggling with a wide variety of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, aggression, or attention difficulties. This course covers evidence-based techniques that can be infused into mentoring practices to more effectively address these kinds of mental health concerns. Course participants will learn about cutting-edge techniques proven by research to be effective in clinical settings, and will discuss how to implement these strategies in diverse mentoring program settings. Participants will also discuss the ways that youth identity may intersect with mentoring techniques, and consider how to apply techniques in a culturally humble way with youth from diverse, marginalized backgrounds.

     
     
  • 7 Lessons

    Setting SMART Goals in College and Beyond

    In this course, students will learn how to set SMART goals. By learning this technique, students can make sure that they're able to achieve the goals that are important to them.

  • 4 Lessons

    SuperReady to Apply to College

    In this course, you will learn about the process of applying and the financial aspects of going to college.

  • 6 Lessons

    SuperReady to Learn: The Science of Academic Planning and Success 

    This course includes the best practices from education and psychology, broken down into steps. These research-backed tips are the best strategies for learning in college and will increase your chances of success. 

  • 6 Lessons

    SuperReady to Thrive: The Science of Resilience and Stress Management

     
    A proven approach to student bellbeing, our program incorporates 'wise interventions' – psychologically precise, evidence-based approaches backed by the latest research in psychology, student success, and behavioral economics. We've meticulously designed an engaging online course to maximize student wellbeing and ensure that they are super ready for the next exciting phase of their life.
     
    Under the expert guidance of peer mentors, students explore a new theme each week:
     
    SuperReady aims to equip students with the resilience and readiness to handle the challenges that college may bring.
  • 4 Lessons

    SuperReady to Thrive: The Science of Resilience and Stress Management (Psych 290)

     
    A proven approach to student bellbeing, our program incorporates 'wise interventions' – psychologically precise, evidence-based approaches backed by the latest research in psychology, student success, and behavioral economics. We've meticulously designed an engaging online course to maximize student wellbeing and ensure that they are super ready for the next exciting phase of their life.
     
    Under the expert guidance of peer mentors, students explore a new theme each week:
     
    SuperReady aims to equip students with the resilience and readiness to handle the challenges that college may bring.
  • 4 Lessons

    Supportive Accountability: Helping Your Mentee Reach Their Goals

    In this course, mentors will learn how to help mentee's set and meet their goals.

  • 3 Lessons

    Supportive Accountability: Keeping your Mentee Engaged

    In this course, mentors will learn what supportive accountability is and how to use this skill to help mentees remain engaged in wellness, educational, and career development apps.