Benefits of Becoming an Alumni Mentor

The COACH Mentoring Program enables alums to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current HC students. The connections made in the program help prepare our students for a successful future, navigate uncertainty, and leave a lasting impact on our campus community.

As an alum mentor, you can provide the student(s) with academic guidance and career and personal development advice. Your insights on managing change and overcoming difficulty can be profoundly impactful, particularly during this time. Depending on the type of mentoring you choose, you are encouraged to connect regularly (e.g., once-a-month phone calls, in-person meetings if applicable, or email conversations); however, the frequency and form of communication are things you can determine together. Please refer to the Handbook for more detailed information.

You have something to offer whether you are right down the street or across the globe. Hanover is A Place to Belong. A Person to Become. We invite alums worldwide to be part of the COACH Mentoring Program and help make a difference.

How Do I Participate? Will I Be Matched?

  1. Alums will complete the Enrollment Form.
    • All alums who enroll are automatically active members of the COACH Mentoring Program.
    • To leave the program, please get in touch with
    • Please know that matches are based on the mentee's needs.
  2. Go to your Alumni Profile to register or log in to update your information.
  3. Await correspondence from the COACH Mentoring Staff.
    • Throughout the academic year (August to May), the COACH Mentoring Staff will carefully pair every student with a suitable alum mentor, considering the student's responses on their enrollment form. 
    • Once a student applies, a match will be made within 5-7 business days.
    • Once a match is made, an email containing your student mentee's name and information will be sent.
  4. Once matched, visit the online Welcome Packet (above) to start with your student mentee.

Dates to Remember

    • 28: First Day of Classes
      If you have a mentee matched with you the previous year, it would be helpful to reach out to them.

    • 4: Labor Day/No Classes

    • 22 to 24: Thanksgiving Break

    • December 11 to January 5: Christmas Break (students)

    • It's Mentoring Month!
    • 15: MLK Day-no classes
    • Mentee/Mentor Matching Begins
    • Week of 26th: Winter Break
    • Career Chats & Informative Interviews 
      *You may be contacted to support a student's class assignment
    • Watch your email for helpful tips, tricks, and resources

    • Career Chats & Informative Interviews 
      *It is possible that you might receive a request to assist with a student's assignment.
    • Watch your email for helpful tips, tricks, and resources
      Week of April 15: Finals Week

  • MAY
    • Watch your email for helpful tips, tricks, and help!
    • Congratulations to our newest alums!

  • JUNE
    • Reach out to your mentee at least once a month!

  • JULY
    • Happy 4th of July!