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Frasier Global Mentorship Program

Frasier Global Mentorship Program

Frasier Global Mentorship Program


The Frasier Global Mentorship Program is an immersive, high–impact experience that fosters global perspective and a broader context of sustainability while learning about career paths in the field of sustainability.

The program teams pairs of School of Sustainability Undergraduate (or MSUS) students with a sustainability professional, providing meaningful exposure to diverse cultures, values, communication, and policy. Students will learn how professionals accomplish their sustainability goals in the political, economic, and social context of their country of operation.

Over the course of one semester, selected mentees will cultivate a relationship with their mentor and strengthen their career readiness skills such as: oral and written communication, time management, teamwork and collaboration, digital technology, professionalism, and problem solving…all while exploring challenges and opportunities related to sustainability professions in the global context.

The program will culminate in an immersive on-site experience, providing students an in-depth learning opportunity with their mentor and host organization. Cost associated with travel and accommodation are supported by the Frasier Global Mentorship Program.

Mentorship Program Participation Overview

If you are a mentor or student interesting in applying to the Frasier Global Mentorship Program, please visit our . If you are a prospective mentee, please visit the for more information on eligibility requirements and application process.

Spring 2020 Mentors

Amanda Ellis
Executive Director, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Thank You

We want to extend a thank you to our previous Mentors:
LeRoy Hollenbeck – Freeport McMoRan (Spring and Fall 2019)
Euan Murray – The Sustainability Consortium (Spring 2019)
Manjyot Ahluwalia – World Wildlife Fund (Spring 2019)
Ayla Kiser – Johnson & Johnson (Fall 2019)
Krista Hicks O’Brien – Aramark (Fall 2019)
Michael Hwang – Intel (Fall 2019)

Student Mentee

Mentorship Program Participation Overview:

  • The mentee-mentor match will take place over one semester, either Fall (approx. Sept – Dec) or Spring (approx. Feb – May)
  • Selected participants will need to enroll in 1-credit SOS 494 to track progress throughout the semester, attend in person meetings
  • Selected participants must be responsive and ready to represent ASU and SOS in a highly professional manner
  • Time Commitment: approx 3-4 interactions with Mentor over course of semester, plus prep time (scheduling meetings, setting agenda, coordinating with partner mentee, possible meetings with FGMP program manager, etc)
  • Site visit (expenses paid by program) details and dates to be determined once matched with mentor
  • Student is responsible for planning and booking travel arrangements, under the guidance of FGMP program manager and School of Sustainability Business Office
  • Upon completion of program, students are expected to participate in a public presentation of their experience


  • Undergraduate School of Sustainability major at the junior / senior level. OR Master of Sustainability Solutions major. Preferably, with one year left in program until graduation
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA, 3.3 to 3.49 considered on a case-by-case basis
  • 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
  • Ability to enroll and participate in a 1-credit mentorship course, with twice monthly meetings
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development opportunities, ability to conduct oneself professionally by email, phone, videoconference, and in person

Application Process:

Complete Google form for general application
Qualified applicants will be contacted to match with available mentor

Selection Process:

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
  • Questions?

    Contact Caroline Savalle
    Assistant Director, Internships & Experiential Education
    School of Sustainability
    Arizona State University

    Frasier Global Mentors

    Want to inspire the next generation of changemakers?

    Here’s what you can do as a Frasier Global Mentor:

    • Share your professional insight and experience with the next generation of sustainability leaders
    • Gain a fresh perspective and new ideas from passionate undergraduate students
    • Collaborate with the School of Sustainability and the world’s largest sustainability faculty on speaking engagements, workshop courses, graduate projects, or other opportunities
    • Participate in a skills-based volunteer initiative
    • Offer insight and guidance to the Dean on methods to instill a global perspective to the entire sustainability student body
    • Be recognized as an ASU Sustainability Fellow

    What does the program timing and commitment look like?

    • Mentors should have the capacity to commit to one semester of the mentorship relationship: Fall (Aug 1 – Dec 15) or Spring (Jan 1 – May 15)
    • The School of Sustainability will coordinate the connections between the mentor and mentee
    • Mentors should expect to connect with mentees approximately 3 times per month, for one videoconference meeting (optimally 30 – 60 minutes), and two other interactions (such as email or phone call)
    • Mentors will also play a key role in facilitating an in-person, on-site visit from the mentees at the end of the semester. Mentors should work with their organizations to arrange a company visit, assist in setting up meetings or shadowing opportunities, and facilitate the opportunity for the mentees to learn more about the structure and culture of the organization. The program supports the cost of this on-site experience.
    • At the end of the visit, mentees should present a summary of their experience to the mentor’s organization
    • Mentors will be asked to provide feedback on their experience at mid-term and at the end of the semester
    • Mentors will be invited and encouraged to attend the annual Frasier Global Mentorship Program re-cap/celebration where Mentees will present their experience to the ASU community

    Application Process:

    Complete Google form for general application
    Mentor applicants will be contacted to match with mentees


    Contact Caroline Savalle
    Assistant Director, Internships & Experiential Education
    School of Sustainability
    Arizona State University