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The COACH Mentoring Program is celebrating its third birthday, and we're excited to tell you that 100% of all alumni mentor volunteers have been connected to at least one student. We can't celebrate our success without our students and alumni volunteers and the good work happening.  And this is where you come in.

Established by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Levett Career Center, the program has created more than 500 student-to-alumni connections since its launch in February 2021.  The program has evolved since its inception to cater to the current students' requirements. It enables alumni mentors to engage with student mentees through various activities, including classroom assignments, resume reviews, career exploration, idea exchange, and sharing of career experiences and knowledge. These interactions help students prepare for a successful future.

Types of Mentoring Available

  • CLASSROOM & RESOURCE MENTORING: One-time connection for exploring majors, resume reviews, interview questions, etc.
    1. Classroom: FutureFoundations Career Preparation via the Levett Career Center is a four-step process that occurs naturally during your years at Hanover. By participating in FutureFoundations, you will develop career skills and knowledge that will prepare you for employment success at graduation and into the future. Students will be expected to enroll in the COACH Mentoring Program, where they will be matched with an alum who matches their assignment/outcomes/major.
      • FF-Year 1: Explore career possibilities by connecting with alums in specific fields
      • FF-Year 2: Grow your resume and review it with an alum mentor
      • FF-Year 3: Experience working and interviewing by participating in a career chat or practice interview with an alum mentor
      • FF-Year 4: Strategize a post-graduation plan with an alum mentor to identify your skills and interests.
    2. Resource
      Are you a current student looking for assistance with exploring careers? Would you like to talk with someone who works in the field you're interested in? Use COACH as your resource for answers. Scroll to the Student section below and enroll. 
  • BEYOND THE POINT: Are you a senior or a recent grad trying to figure out life after Hanover? 
  • CAREER: Career and professional advice/activities.
  • INTERNATIONAL: Learn how to manage Hanover as an international student, explore career options, and live abroad.
  • LGBTQIA+: Consider reaching out to alums with similar interests for expert guidance.
  • MULTICULTURAL: Help map out a pathway while at Hanover and beyond.
  • STUDENT-ATHLETE: Inspire and support HC student-athletes as they explore potential career paths.

What is missing? Let us know by emailing us at coachmentoring@hanover.edu.

mission

Hanover College's mission is to encourage lifelong inquiry, transformative learning, and meaningful service among its students and alumni. Both alumni and students can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Students get an objective perspective from professionals, while alums develop mentoring skills that can be useful in their workplace. A mentoring relationship can lead to professional relationships and lasting friendships that can last a lifetime.


COACH for EDU

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

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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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Education Alumni Committee

comprised of a community of teachers and learners that prepare committed, competent, culturally responsive, and critically reflective new teachers from the Education program at Hanover College.

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A community of teachers and learners prepare committed, competent, culturally responsive, and critically reflective new teachers.

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Testimonials

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

Questions

Do you have any questions or are interested in learning more? Send an email to coachmentoring@hanover.edu.

 

Jenny Siepler Moss '06
Executive Director 
Levett Career Center

Christy Hughes
Director
Alumni Relations‚Äč

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