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The benefits of establishing student/alumni mentoring programs are immense. Students will have the opportunity to connect with alums who were once “in their shoes” as undergraduate college students, who faced similar decisions to choose a major, think about graduate school or a profession, and simply “what to do with my life after Hanover College.”

 

Students will be able to ask their alumni mentors questions on various topics such as professional development, career and industry, relocation, and financial literacy. Alumni mentors will have the opportunity to be a “coach” to student mentees, helping navigate through challenges in an academic program, giving advice on building a strong resume, practicing how to interview for graduate school or job placement, and assisting in professional networking.

 

Through the COACH Mentoring Program, both students and alumni have the chance to build a stronger connection to the College, to invest time, energy, and focus on oneself with a well-suited support system. To uphold the mission of Hanover College, students and alums will be able to practice lifelong inquiry, transformative learning, and meaningful service.

Informal vs Formal Program

timeline

  • December 15 – Deadline for mentor and mentee information forms (formal program)
  • January 2021 - Email to formal mentors to complete online alumni bio with photo, resume, and video bio 
  • January 15 – Alumni biographies complete and students able to fully review mentor-menu (formal program)
  • January 21 – Optional zoom meet and greet at noon EST
  • January 27 – Mentor training at noon EST
  • February 1 – Deadline for students to preference mentors (up to five- formal program)
  • February 3 & 4 - Mentor and mentee matching begins
  • February 5 – Emails to paired mentors and mentees
  • February 9 – Orientation/Kick-off Meeting 1:30 – 2:30 PM EST
    *dates are subjective to change

QUESTIONS?

Jenny Siepler Moss '06
Director of Internships
Levett Career Center


Christy Hughes
Director of Alumni Relations​
Office of Advancement

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