The Frasier Global Mentorship Program
The Frasier Global Mentorship Program offers ASU College of Global Futures students and professional sustainability practitioners the opportunity to engage in an insightful mentorship experience. College of Global Futures students will be paired with sustainability professionals from international or globally focused organizations.
Students will learn how professionals accomplish their sustainability goals in political, economic and social contexts, while developing their own professional skills in preparation for entering the global workplace.
The program will culminate in an immersive travel experience, providing the student mentees the opportunity to participate in an approved ASU international experience or visit their mentor on site.
Mentorship program participation overview
If you are a prospective student participant, please review the Student Mentee section for more information on eligibility requirements and application information. If you are a prospective mentor, please review the Frasier Global Mentors section for more information to get started.
Benefits of being a mentee
- Form a personal connection with a practicing sustainability professional, learn how they accomplish their sustainability goals in a rapidly changing global environment.
- Gain career insight from a sustainability practitioner, learn from their experience and ask questions about the industry.
- Participate in a professional site visit, experience a sustainability career first-hand and leverage the opportunity to interact with other sustainability leaders and organizations.
Mentorship program timing and commitment
- Student mentees should have the capacity to engage in person or by videoconference with mentors 3-4 times over the course of the academic year (Aug – May).
- Selected participants must be responsive and ready to represent ASU and CGF in a highly professional manner.
- Travel (expenses paid by program) details and dates to be determined once matched with a mentor.
- Students are responsible for planning and booking travel arrangements under the guidance of FGMP program manager and College of Global Futures Business Office.
- Participants will schedule a career advising appointment with CGF Career Development Specialist and participate in at least two Careers Going Forward events.
- Upon completion of the program, students are expected to participate in a public presentation of their experience.
- College of Global Futures degree-seeking student at the junior/senior level OR graduate level.
- Preferably, with one year left in the program until graduation.
- Minimum 3.5 GPA, 3.3 to 3.49 considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Availability to enroll and participate in an online mentorship course via Canvas.
- Demonstrated interest in professional development opportunities, ability to conduct oneself professionally by email, phone, videoconference and in person.
- Valid passport (or willingness to obtain one at personal expense if needed), ability to travel domestically or internationally for up to one week for an on-site visit.
Participants will be selected on the basis of:
- Quality of application materials (including essay questions & professional representation on LinkedIn)
- ASU GPA and graduation date
- Interest overlap with available mentors
- Final selection will be based on interview with FGMP program manager, with input from potential mentors
Complete Google form for general application – link will go live in August for academic year participation.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Frasier Global mentors
Benefits of being a mentor
- Provide your professional insight and experience to the next generation of sustainability leaders.
- Gain a fresh perspective and new ideas from passionate students.
- Collaborate with the College of Global Futures and the world’s largest sustainability faculty on speaking engagements, workshop courses, student projects, or other opportunities.
- Mentors will be recognized for their time and contributions by ASU’s College of Global Futures.
Mentorship program timing and commitment
- Mentors should have the capacity to engage in person or by videoconference with mentees 3-4 times over the course of the academic year (Aug – May).
- Mentors should be able to advise students on industry related conferences they may be able to participate in, or help support an in person site visit at their organization.
- The College of Global Futures will facilitate connections between the mentor and mentee. Student mentees are responsible for corresponding with and coordinating meetings with their mentors.
- Mentors are invited to participate in the end of year student presentations in April.
The program supports travel related expenses for students to either:
- Attend and participate in a global futures focused ASU Global Intensive Experience, which are courses that incorporate travel to international sites that are the focus of study during the semester. Travel is usually one week over spring break, or up to two weeks in May.
- Visit their mentor on-site for a job shadow type experience.
Student mentees will share their learning experience with the ASU and public community through virtual or in person presentations.
Interested in serving as a mentor? Email Allison Gray for more details.
Contact Allison Gray
Coordinator Sr., Alumni & Employer Relations
College of Global Futures
Arizona State University
Frasier Global Mentorship Program Alumni
We want to extend a thank you to our previous mentors:
LeRoy Hollenbeck – Freeport McMoRan
Ayla Kiser – Johnson & Johnson
Brandon Suchan – Summit Strategy Group
Kristen Efurd – Green America
Chris Fenwick – OneTrust
Debbie Namugayi – VOX Global
Cameron Childs – Nike
Michael Izzo – Hines
Michael Hwang – Intel
Amanda Ellis – Executive Director, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Melissa Merrick – Aspiration
Vance Merolla – Colgate Palmolive
Allison DeGeorge – Persefoni
And the following sustainability student mentees:
Richard Hauck – MSUS
Evan Cobey – MSUS
Kadison Willis – BA Sustainability
Jui Chieh Chen – MSUS
William Weisler – MSL
Amy Hill – MSL
Erin Epel – BS Sustainability
Kelsey Ouellette – MSUS
Brittney Dales – MSL
Catelyn Nieves – BA Sustainability
Riley Barlett – BS Sustainability
Rebeca Rodriguez – MSUS
Jake Swanson – MS Sustainability
Maria Rotunda – MSL
Natalie Brown – BA Sustainability
Jenna Curran – BA Sustainability
Ana Walters – BS Sustainability
Bryan Leyba – MSUS
2021: Caitlin Moore, Trevor Harper, Kiley Rath, Elizabeth Quigley, Amanda Kiviaho, Paulina Gestner, Nathalia Ross, Ali Brinjak-Gray, Lee Weber, Carla Duncan, Nicole Ferriolo, Mario Singh, Emma Goethe
2020: Hind Ayache, Kathryn Rominger, Normalinda Enas Sidney, Siobhan Lyons, Brandon Suchan, Katie Lane, Alexandra Hill, Melissa Merrick, Miguel Barajas, Mia Czarnecki, Samantha Hollinshead, Yaritza Hernandez Gil, Jacob Wagner, Andrew Kennedy, Jackson Schiefelbein, Sakshi Hegde, Chloé Billingsley
2019: Cecilia Knaggs, Erica Kriner, Emma Zuber, Anna Bartholomew, Sarah Williams, Brian Boyle, Allyson DiSera, James Labelle, Sage Hanson, Mackenzie Agosta, Maryam Abdul Rashid, Emily Piesens, Jessica Bristow