The vision of the Alumni Mentor Program is to provide an opportunity for Dodge College students to be matched with an industry professional who will assist students as they develop the skills and perspectives necessary to succeed in their careers as well as providing a direct link between the classroom and professional world.
The Alumni Mentor Program matches junior and senior undergrad and graduate students with an industry professional who serves as a role model while providing guidance and direction to students. Working with an experienced professional can provide added meaning to the classroom experience and as well as enhancing business and career development. A mentor can help students develop perspective and insights while making career plans and choices. Mentors will have the opportunity to reflect on their business/profession through the questions and perspectives of today’s students as well as enjoying the opportunity to give back by working with the next generation of young professionals.
The Alumni Mentorship Program is not a placement program. The intent is not to open doors to specific job opportunities. Rather, it allows students to develop close relationships with prominent individuals who can share some keys to success while providing advice on what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. The mentors work with students in an informal setting to share their thinking and experience.