Professional Mentoring Program

Professional Mentoring Program — Student Application

GTP Student Application

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Professional Mentoring Program offers graduate tax program students the opportunity to have a practicing lawyer or accountant as a mentor. Please complete and submit the following Application to receive a mentor beginning with the Fall 2018 quarter. Upon successful submission, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Students who complete the application first have the greatest chance of receiving a mentor who fits their preferences.

Question #1 (Required)

First Name:

Last Name:

Question #2 (Required)

Preferred E-mail Address:

Question #3 (Optional)

Preferred Phone Number:

Question #4 (Optional)

Local Mailing Address:

Question #5 (Required)

Which of the following best describes the degree you are seeking?
M.T.
LLM
M.A.
JD/LLM
Other

If "Other", please describe:

Are you a full or part time student?
Full-Time (planning to earn your degree in 1 year / 4 consecutive quarters)
Part-Time (planning to earn your degree in 2 to 5 years)

Are you an onsite or online student? (Please check all that apply)
Onsite student
Online Student

Question #6 (Required)

What primary areas of tax would you prefer your mentor to specialize in? (Please check all that apply)
Business Planning
Consolidated Returns
Corporate Taxation
Employee Benefits
Employment Taxes
Estate Planning
Executive Compensation
Exempt Organizations
Fiduciary Income Taxation
Individual Tax Planning
International - Inbound
International - Outbound
Mergers and Acquisitions
Natural Resources
Partnerships
Qualified Plans
Real Estate
S Corporations
State and Local
Tax Accounting
Tax Controversies
Wealth Transfer
Other (Please Specify)

If "Other", please identify the area (20 word limit):

Question #7 (Required)

In what practice setting would you prefer your mentor practice?
No Preference
Small Firm
Medium Firm
Large Firm
Solo Practitioner
Government
In-House Counsel (For Profit)
In-House Counsel (Non-Profit)
Judge
JD Advantage
Other (Please Specify)

If "Other", please identify the setting (20 word limit):

Question #8 (Optional)

Do you have a preference for your mentor's gender?
No Preference
Male
Female

Do you have a preference for your mentor's race/ethnicity?
No Preference
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Caucasian

Do you have a preference for your mentor's experience level?
No Preference
< 5 years
5 to 10 years
10 to 20 years
> 20 years

Do you prefer your mentor to be an:
No Preference
Accountant
Attorney

Please check or specify any other preferences you have for your mentor.
No Preference
LGBT
Military Veteran
Single Parent
Second Career
First Generation College Graduate

Question #9 (Optional)

Please indicate how important Practice Area (Question 6) is in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Please indicate how important Practice Type (Question 7) is in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Please indicate how important Other Characteristics (Question 8) are in determining your match.
Very Important
Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important

Question #10 (Optional)

Please provide any other information you would like the Program to consider about yourself:

Gender:
Male
Female

Race/Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Asian
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Caucasian

Other Characteristics:
LGBT
Military Veteran
Single Parent
Second Career
First Generation College Graduate

Question #11 (Optional)

If you plan to be employed in an area other than the Denver metropolitan area AND you would like a mentor who lives in your planned employment area, where might that be? (20 word limit)

Agreement & Acknowledgement of Responsibilities: (Required)

I understand that this is a professional program and I agree to conduct myself in a professional manner during all interactions with my mentor. I agree to make reasonable efforts to communicate and meet with my mentor. I agree that, if I am unable to meet with my mentor during a scheduled time or need to cancel a meeting, I will notify my mentor as soon as possible. I agree to contact the Program if I cannot or will not continue with the Program. I commit to developing a professional learning relationship with my mentor. I understand that my failure to maintain these professional standards may result in dismissal from the Program.

Electronic Signature:

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208