Global Mentoring Program

AUP's Global Mentoring Program (previously the AUP Career Mentoring Program) brings together AUP alumni and current AUP students for a holistic and career-based mentoring relationship over the course of one academic semester. Alumni mentors guide students in setting and achieving academic, personal and professional goals and provide insights to support their mentee's goals for post-AUP life. To be eligible to participate in the program, mentees must have at least sophomore standing and be enrolled as degree-seeking students at AUP, either as an undergraduate or graduate student. 

All meetings between AUP students and alumni will be held virtually this semester.

To get involved as a student or an alum, keep reading to learn more and contact alumniataup.edu with your questions.

Become a Mentee

The AUP Global Mentoring program gives you the opportunity to connect and network with experienced professionals in AUP's alumni network, and to ask questions about careers, achieving goals, and how to make the most of your time at AUP.

 
How it works

 

  1. Attend one Global Mentoring Program information session on September 24, September 30 or October 6. This session is mandatory to participate in the program and will prepare students to become mentees and help them set goals. Sign up to attend an info session on AUP Engage. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions but would still like to be a mentee, please email careersataup.edu.
  2. AUP Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you. After you receive your match, it will be your job to reach out to your mentor and arrange the first meeting. While your mentor may be in a different professional field than the one you're interested in, they will be an excellent resource for you as you prepare for life after AUP, whether that's in one semester or three years away. 
  3. Attend the virtual program kickoff event on October 15. Alumni Affairs and the Careers Office will host virtual events throughout the semester that all mentees and mentors are invited to attend. AUP students can join the Global Mentoring organization on AUP Engage to learn about these events. Attendance is not mandatory, but these events are a great way to connect with other mentees and mentors and enrich your experience. 
  4. Connect with your mentor regularly. As your meetings begin, work out your meeting schedule and what goals you'd like to achieve together. To help guide your meetings, additional resources, including conversational prompts, questions, and tips will be provided for you via email and posted on this page. We recommend that you and your mentor meet three to five times during the semester for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. This time frame is flexible and it's up to you and your mentor to determine what works best.
  5. Achieve your goals over the duration of the semester and thank your mentor for their support and insight!

Become a Mentor

By signing up to mentor AUP students, you provide an invaluable service to their personal and professional growth. The AUP Careers Office matches students and alumni based on interests, experience, and what mentors are able to advise on. For those who previously participated in the Alumni Career Mentoring Program, this new program expands your mentoring relationship for students who may wish for more holistic guidance.

 

How it works
  1. Sign up using this webform before October 7, 2020. 
  2. Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you. While you may be in a different professional field than the one your mentee is interested in, you will be an excellent resource to support them in exploring and pursuing their academic, personal and professional goals. 
  3. Connect with your mentee. As you and your mentee begin meeting, work out your meeting schedule and what goals you'd like to achieve together. We recommend meeting with your mentee three to five times during the semester for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. Resources, including conversational prompts, questions, and tips will be available to download soon on this page. While we ask mentees to take the lead in reaching out  to you - students might need a friendly nudge from time to time. 
  4. Attend the virtual program kickoff event on October 15. The Careers Office will host events throughout the year that both you and your mentee can attend. While the AUP campus is currently closed to all visitors, you will be invited to attend events virtually. The Office of Alumni Affairs will be in contact with you about these events.

Mentoring Resources