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Established by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Levett Career Center and now in its third year, the COACH Mentoring Program continues to foster meaningful relationships between HC alums and current HC students. Through the COACH Mentoring Program, alumni (mentors) can provide guidance and support to students (mentees) by interacting with them, exchanging ideas, and sharing their experiences and knowledge of career paths. The connections made in this program help prepare our students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on our campus community.

To uphold the mission of Hanover College, students and alums can practice lifelong inquiry, transformative learning, and meaningful service. Both alumni and students can benefit from the mentoring relationship. Students gain the perspective of an objective professional. Alums build mentoring skills that can then translate to their workplace and job. Indeed, professional relationships and friendships develop as a result of a rewarding mentoring relationship that may last a lifetime.

Types of Mentoring Available

  • Resource: One-time connection for exploring majors, resume reviews, interview questions, etc.
  • Career: Career and professional advice/activities (see below)
  • International: Learn how to manage Hanover as an international student, explore career options, and live abroad.
  • Student-Athlete: Inspire and support HC student-athletes as they explore potential career paths.
  • Multicultural: Help map out a pathway while at Hanover and beyond.
  • Beyond the Point: Are you a recent grad trying to figure out life after Hanover? 

Benefits of becoming an Alumni Mentor

  • Alumni mentors will have the opportunity to be a “COACH” to Hanover College student mentees, helping them navigate through challenges in an academic program, giving advice on building a solid resume, practicing how to interview for graduate school or job placement, and assisting in professional networking. 
  • As a mentor, you will give back to the HC community in a meaningful way by helping to shape the next generation of professionals. 
  • Mentors will form a professional relationship with current HC students by sharing their experiences and insights and offering guidance to their mentees throughout the program.  

Benefits of becoming a Student Mentee

  • Current HC students have the invaluable opportunity to build a professional relationship with an HC alum and learn from their professional experiences and insights.  
  • Students can 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.”
  • Student mentees can ask their alum mentors about professional development, career and industry, relocation, and financial literacy.


The Coach for Education Mentoring Program is the first department-specific mentoring program for
Hanover College education students and alumni!  


What is Coach for Education?

The first student to-alumni mentoring program directly targeted for students studying in the Education Department.


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We talk every Monday afternoon and set goals for the upcoming week and celebrate great accomplishments! Having a mentor has been really helpful. Lauren has given me advice on all sorts of things such as how to approach a roommate about various topics, how to make it through quarantine (and share my experience with the school), how to speak up to a professor, and most importantly, finding time to give myself a break and relax. One of my biggest goals this year was expanding my social network, and Lauren has helped me find open doors to take advantage of, as well as get me into contact with people she knows. She has also helped me draft emails to different people, making me feel confident in the message I was sending. Ultimately, she has been exceptional at lending a listening ear when I needed to rant about chemistry and providing a different point of view to see the situation.

Last semester has by far been my most loved semester during my time here at Hanover. Partly because I loved my classes, but mainly because my mentor was there to help me feel and act my best. We plan to meet face to face in June and possibly again in October, which I am deeply excited about.

- Maddie Mann '23


Do you have any questions or are interested in learning more? Send an email to


Jenny Siepler Moss '06
Executive Director 
Levett Career Center

Christy Hughes
Alumni Relations‚Äč

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