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Are you a current student who is looking for a pep talk or needs someone to review your resume?  Maybe you just need advice from someone 'who's been through it'  or do you need specific answers?  The Informal Mentoring Program is open to all current students. 

We know students can explore before they chose their major; experience campus life before joining clubs and organizations; seek experiential learning opportunities before deciding their post-graduation plans. Some of the questions that are asked along the way:

  • What should I choose as my major?
  • What can I do with “x” major?
  • Should I be considering graduate school?
  • How are alumni using their degrees in their professions?
  • How can I better balance my social life and academic life, while also thinking about what I want to do in my life?
  • Where do I want to live when I graduate?
  • How will I be able to pay back my student loans? 

Alumni mentors and students mentees will be matched manually and students can access various alumni for different mentoring purposes.  Current students might have more than one mentor depending on what type of mentoring you need.  Below are other areas that alumni mentors can assist with.

COACH Power Play

    • Resume review, mock interviews, and elevator pitch
    • Professionalism such as attire and etiquette
    • Career or graduate school guidance
    • Health and wellness
    • Multiculturalism and lifestyles
    • Financial literacy

COACH on Campus

    • List of active and inactive alumni (institution, program, profession) for students to visit or to tour graduate schools.

COACH at Work

    • List of active and inactive alumni (industry, profession, location) for students to visit alums at work

COACH Pep Talk

    • Students and alums to meet and network (in-person or virtually) – agenda not required

Timeline

You've reviewed the information, read through the handbook, and now you're ready to become either a mentee or a mentor!  Now what?  If you've chosen the Informal Program, please fill out the information form that pertains to you.  Your form will be received, reviewed, and you will be paired with alumni that fit your criteria.

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