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Mentor an AUP Student

We are always seeking alumni mentors for our current students. The success of previous years of career mentoring has shown that the connections between students and professional alums have increased the number of employment opportunities for students after graduation. 

If you’re an AUP alum and want to give back to your alma mater by mentoring a student in your field, please sign-up for the career mentoring program or alumniataup.edu (subject: Become%20an%20Alumni%20Mentor) (contact the alumni affairs office) to discuss mentoring opportunities. 

Each year, program signups (for mentors and mentees) open in September, mentor/mentee matches are announced in October and the Program runs until the end of May.  

 

WHAT IS AN AUP ALUMNI MENTOR 

As an AUP alumni mentor you are an inspiration, friend, and resource who shares an AUP education. You are a professional who helps build the way for students to succeed at AUP and beyond.  

What are your roles as an AUP Alumni Mentor 

  • Motivator: To express confidence in the mentee’s abilities and to encourage the mentee to pursue his/her goals and to try new things. 
  • Resource: To advise the mentee on how to make professional contacts, how to prepare for the professional environment, and to introduce the mentee to new opportunities, people, places, or ideas. 
  • Supporter: To encourage honest and open dialogue; to listen to and to respond to the needs of the mentee. 
  • Coach: To guide students through a decision-making process rather than determining their path. 

  

HOW WILL I BENEFIT AS A MENTOR 

It is our belief that mentoring would be an enriching experience for you and specifically we hope that you will: 

  • Refine your mentoring skills 
  • Develop meaningful connections with students 
  • Learn about AUP’s growing community 
  • Expand your professional network 

  
We thank you for your interest and participation in the program. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the Alumni Affairs team at alumniataup.edu with further inquiries.