Alumni Mentor Programs

Since 1987, the Humphrey School Alumni Society has sponsored a mentoring program that has connected hundreds of Humphrey students with alumni who share similar professional interests. These connections help students develop substantive knowledge in their chosen field, as well as refine strategies for finding meaningful work.

Mentor Programs Overview

The mentor programs connect alumni and other professionals who are friends of the Humphrey School with students who share the same areas of professional interest. By virtue of their rich experience and expertise in the field, mentors provide insight into career paths and advice about developing professional networks. Mentors report that they, too, receive something back from their protégés, whether it be a renewed inspiration to make a difference, tips about successfully using social media, an update about special University events, or just plain gratitude for the mentor’s help.

Program Timeline and Information

The domestic mentor program begins with an orientation program for students and mentors early fall semester, followed by kick-off events (where mentors and students meet). The program will  run through the academic year, ending in May with a year-end celebration.

Mentor Program Staff

Jennifer Guyer-Wood, Director of Career & Professional Development
Jane Vega, Employer Relations Coordinator

Alumni Relations

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