Alumni Mentor Program

Mentor Tips

Topics for Discussion

Your educational background and the role of educational preparation.

Your knowledge of organizational types and cultures.

How do individual work values impact career choices?

Share about a current event or issue in your field.

Critique the mentee’s resume and cover letter.

Practice an informational interview.

Talk about what to expect from a job interview in your field.

What is the reality of the work hours in your field?


Determine the mentee’s interests:

Insight into your own experience?

Introduction to others in the field?

Professional organizations to recommend?

Critiquing their resume and portfolio?

Guidance on how to seek a job in the field?

Discussion of graduate school?

Discussion of possible career tracks?


Can you and the mentee agree on a couple of goals you can work on together?

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