Robert Morris University Illinois welcomed students from Chicago’s Curie and Sullivan high schools on Thursday as they took part in a day-long workshop on mentoring.

Co-sponsored by MENTEE, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income, immigrant and refugee students with valuable experience training and mentor relationships, the workshop included an activity on exploring individual personality traits, led by RMU faculty member Amy Dolhay; a session keynoted by Amir Badr, CEO of Upkey, on resume and networking support; a working lunch with Gabriel Nelson, trade officer for ProChile, and a presentation titled “Your Journey” by Shayne Evans, founder of The Academy Group.

“Connecting with MENTEE is a natural fit for Robert Morris” explained Carrie Roath Ernst, director of Student Professional Engagement at RMU.  “Experiential learning is an integral part of RMU’s pedagogical  foundation, enabling students to learn by doing.”  The students ended the day with a tour of RMU’s downtown Chicago campus and opportunities to meet with faculty and advisors as they plan for their college careers.