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Level Up: Spring 2022

This program runs from March 2 – 16, 2022

The Roosevelt Network strives to help undergraduate students prepare for careers in the progressive public sector. This spring, we will relaunch our professional development series, Level Up, which will be open to all Network students. 

This training series is meant for current Network students applying to both full time jobs and internships in the coming months, but geared toward students in the last one to two years of their degree program. We hope students will take advantage of the following offerings:

Pre-Recorded Training Topics
Material released March 2nd

Resume Writing (Click here to request access to this training.)
You will leave this workshop knowing:

  • The core components of a resume; 
  • Active versus passive voice and how they apply to resumes; 
  • How to write outcome-/data-focused job accomplishments; and 
  • How to organize your resume 5+ years into your career. 

Cover Letters  (Click here to request access to this training.)
You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of:

  • How to organize your cover letter;
  • The importance of job description key words in your cover letter;
  • Active versus passive voice and how they apply to cover letters;
  • How to tailor your fit and skills to the organization and role you are applying for; and  
  • Getting your cover letter in front of decision-makers.
Live, Virtual, Training Topics
All trainings run 1.5 hours long.

Cover Letters
Click here to register for training on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 6:30 pm EST

You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of:

  • How to organize your cover letter;
  • The importance of job description key words in your cover letter;
  • Active versus passive voice and how they apply to cover letters;
  • How to tailor your fit and skills to the organization and role you are applying for; and
  • Getting your cover letter in front of decision-makers.

Networking
Click here to register for training on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 1:00 pm EST
Click here to register for training on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 pm EST 

This workshop will help you learn: 

  • Where to start your search for progressive policy jobs;
  • How to write networking messages; 
  • Questions to ask during an informational interview; 
  • Tips + tricks for opening up conversations at in person events; and 
  • How to stay connected through Roosevelt Network Alumni groups. 

Interview Skills
Click here to register for training on Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 pm EST
Click here to register for training on Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 pm EST 

Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of: 

  • How to effectively research organizations before an interview;
  • Different interview formats and their purposes;
  • Customary interview questions to prepare for;
  • Developing insightful questions as an interviewee; and 
  • Best practices for post-interview follow up.

Juniors and Seniors who complete two out of three Live Virtual Training topics will be eligible to participate in the Roosevelt Network Mentorship Program, launching the week of March 28, 2022. Eligible students will be directly invited to the program’s Orientation Session by Network National Staff. 

Please contact Alyssa Beauchamp, Deputy Director of the Network, at abeauchamp@rooseveltinstitute.org with any questions.


Roosevelt Network Mentorship Program

Spring 2022

The Roosevelt Network is excited to launch a national level Mentorship Program for Network students! This program will pair current Network students with Roosevelt alumni across the country in an effort to strengthen the pipeline of policy advocates into progressive movement jobs. Structured levels of engagement will allow students to choose the track that best fits their needs, and offers Network Alumni the opportunity to give back to the Roosevelt community in ways that fit with their capacity. 

Students and mentors are paired according to shared policy passions, student career goals, and personal identity. We are excited to support students in their transition to professional life after college, and to create this new bridge between the Network student and alumni communities!  

Who is eligible to participate?

Network  juniors and seniors who have completed two out of three Level Up trainings will be invited to participate in the program at this time. Click here to learn more about Level Up and register for an upcoming training. We hope to expand the range of eligibility after the Spring 2022 pilot program.

All Network Alumni are eligible to participate as Mentors! Click here to submit your Mentor Intake Form by no later than March 13, 2022. Please be advised that all Mentors must complete a one hour Mentor Orientation session during March 2022. 

Program Timeline & Structure

The Mentorship Program will run from March 28 to April 29, 2022, but Mentors and Mentees are welcome to continue engaging with one another after the program has formally ended! 

Student Mentees will have the opportunity to sign up for one of the following “Tracks” of engagement with their Alumni Mentor. Depending on the chosen Track, students will have opportunities to meet with Mentors one-on-one to discuss feedback on application materials, ask questions about professional trajectories or graduate studies in informational interviews, and even make new network connections through their mentor.

Track 1: Application Material Review, 3–4 hour commitment over 2 weeks
  • Mentors will review mentee resume and a cover letter via email, with an optional virtual meeting to discuss feedback.
Track 2: Professional Foundations, 4–6 hour commitment over 3 weeks
  • Mentors will review mentee resume and a cover letter via email, with an optional virtual meeting to discuss feedback.
  • Mentees submit their revised resume and cover letter for a second round of review by their mentor.
  • Mentees will be able to schedule an informational interview with their mentor. Skills for informational interviews are covered during the Networking training of the Level Up Series.
Track 3: Professional Foundations + Exploration, 10–12 hours over 5 weeks
  • All Track 2 activities.
  • Mentors will also connect mentees to 1–2 more people in the professional areas of mentee interest. Mentees will be responsible for scheduling informational interviews with newly facilitated connections!
*Students in the final semester of their degree programs will be given preference for Track 3 mentor matching.*

 

All eligible Network students will be notified of next steps to participate in the Mentorship Program after the conclusion of the Level Up Professional Development Training Series

Please contact Alyssa Beauchamp, Deputy Director of the Network, at abeauchamp@rooseveltinstitute.org with any questions regarding the Mentorship Program.


Training Toolkits

This year we are rolling out a series of training toolkits to help you get your chapter up and running this fall! These training toolkits will help you learn how to effectively train your members on the core skills every Roosevelt Network member needs to be successful. 

Click here to request access to our trainings and resources for: 

  • Rooseveltian Worldview: Learn to explain the economic concepts and values that underpin the Network’s approach to policy making.
  • Chapter Leadership: From developing your recruitment elevator pitch to planning events, master the nuts and bolts of chapter leadership.
  • What is Policy?: Demystify the foundation of this sometimes complicated question.
  • Identifying Community Problems: Get a better understanding of where/how to start your policy writing journey through this training.
  • Research 101: Sound policy is grounded in solid research – learn to teach the necessary skills for good research.
  • Power Mapping: Identify, visualize, and name connections between key players and institutions to create policy change. 
  • Writing 101: Help your members sharpen their policy writing skills with the help of this training toolkit.

Once you have access, view the trainings here.


Chapter Communications

Effectively establishing chapter-level communications is an integral part of your chapter’s success. Establishing consistent and branded social media platforms and engaging with press can both expand your chapter’s reach and help move your policy work forward. The student communications coordinator works directly with chapters to ensure that they are properly branded and helps connect them to press outlets to promote policy work. Review the communications guide to start building your chapter’s communications presence.

Chapter Branding

Chapter-level alignment with Roosevelt Network branding helps to ensure that we can communicate aligned and consistent messaging to new student chapter members and partners alike. Chapter branding applies to everything from chapter-level social media to the way we communicate with chapter members and partners. Refer to the communications guide to review the branding guidelines. The student communications coordinator can also provide guidance on how to align your chapter social media with network branding.