FELLOWSHIP MENTORS

Your Fellowship mentors will help you in developing skills and expertise that enhance your professional growth and quickly acquire a kind of professional confidence and competence that might otherwise take you much longer to develop.

They’ll help you figure out what to expect from different situations, manage expectations and help you reach your professional goals. Your FAO Schwarz Fellowship mentors are committed to helping you succeed as an emerging social impact leader.

FELLOWSHIP MENTORS

Your Fellowship mentors will help you in developing skills and expertise that enhance your professional growth and quickly acquire a kind of professional confidence and competence that might otherwise take you much longer to develop. They’ll help you figure out what to expect from different situations, manage expectations and help you reach your professional goals. Your FAO Schwarz Fellowship mentors are committed to helping you succeed as an emerging social impact leader.

HOST SUPERVISOR

Mentoring is a key component of the Fellowship, and it starts with the supervisor at your host organization. Each week you’ll meet one-on-one with your supervisor to talk about the work you’re doing and learn from feedback on your progress. Your supervisor will provide coaching and guidance to support your work as well as your overall professional development.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director of the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation, who has been involved in a variety of social impact organizations and has extensive knowledge of the nonprofit world, serves as a mentor and a resource for all the Fellows. Take advantage of her experience to learn more about how nonprofits are structured and how they achieve their goals. She will support you in your Fellowship experience from day one and is ready to answer your questions and provide support or help when you need it.

ALUMNI MENTOR

An Alumni Fellow mentor will work with you and provide support and guidance. The Alumni Fellow mentor can offer you practical information on career choices, graduate school, and networking and provide excellent advice on how to get the most from your Fellowship experience.

TRUSTEE SUPPORT

You’ll also have support from an FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Trustee who is committed to being a resource to you during your Fellowship. Trustees have a diverse range of professional backgrounds and are committed to supporting your professional growth during the Fellowship program.

“The fellowship gave me the opportunity to take on a leadership role in the world of Museum Education where I could “learn by doing” with the support and mentorship of experienced professionals.”

Joanna Steinberg| FAO Schwarz Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York| 2008

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Direct Service & Special Projects
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Launching Your Career

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