Alumni Mentoring Program
There is a new networking opportunity at the College of Human Sciences!! The college is unveiling a mentoring program in the fall of 2010. To give you a better understanding of the program, below are the mission and vision.
The purpose of the College of Human Sciences Mentoring Program is to grant students learning opportunities which will help them gain insight into the industry they are pursuing a degree in. This purpose will be accomplished through the informal exchanges between current students and CHS alumnae mentors. These exchanges will provide guidance in areas such as:
- Career Advice
- Shared Experiences
- Consultations Regarding Cover Letters and Resumes
- Interview Techniques
- Consultations on Pursuing an Advanced Degree
All of which are in pursuit of advancing the students confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed after graduation.
Reaching students where they are academically to empower them to move forward with their scholastic and/or professional goals.
A mentor is a person who provides:
- Advice on career options and/or advanced education options
- Shared experiences of the realities of a profession
- Discussion about your industry’s professional associations
- Shared advice on what you would or would not do over again in your professional career or college career
- Guidance and support through the process of researching internships/summer positions and permanent jobs
- Consultation on resumes, cover letters, class schedules, or certain ways to approach a potential employer
- Preparation for interviews
- Introduction to a variety of information and resources to assist him/her in preparing for a specific caree
General Overview for partnerships:
- The duration of the mentor duties would be for one semester of the school year. i.e.: August – December. At the end of the semester the mentor will be required to complete a survey to provide valuable feedback on how to improve this program for future participants.
- The mentor will conduct communication with the mentee through at least 2 phone calls a month and emails on a weekly basis. These communication should not only promote and encourage jobs in their field, but also the options of Advanced Education and Graduate Certificate Programs.
No GPA requirement, application to include: resume (if applicable), goals, classes currently taking, extracurricular activities, about me paragraph, class and hours completed.
Provided on the web site (to come) will be course requirements/overviews for all majors in the College of Human Sciences. We ask that you familiarize yourself with the courses that your mentee will be taking to better understand their goals and questions.
It is encouraged (if able) to meet at College and University events. Each Friday, before home football games, the Alumni Association hosts a Welcome Home reception that would provide a great opportunity for mentors to meet their mentees if they are in town for a football game.
- Athletic Training Map (pdf 88.39 kB)
- Family and Child Sciences Map (pdf 64.70 kB)
- Retails Merchandising and Product Development Map
Information to come:
- First conversation tips
- Resume building skills templates
- Interview techniques
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email us at: