Global Mentoring Program

The  Spring 2021 Semester Global Mentoring Program will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Alumni registration is now open. Students, keep an eye on your AUP email and on AUP engage to attend and information session and sign up. 

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 mandatory Global Mentoring Program online information session on January 21, January 26, or February 1 through AUP Engage. This session will prepare students to become mentees and help them set goals. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions but would still like to participate, please email Danielle Savage at dsavageataup.edu. Students who participated in the Global Mentoring Program in the Fall do not need to attend an information session and will receive an email invitation to sign up.
  2. AUP Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you on February 15.  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 Tuesday, February 16 at 18:00 CET. 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. Reach out to your mentor first and connect regularly. After receiving your match, you must send an introductory email to your mentor and arrange a time for your first virtual meeting. During that meeting, we highly recommended working out a meeting schedule for the semester, and discussing your goals for this semester. We also 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. Use your resources. To help guide your meetings, additional resources, including conversational prompts, questions, and tips are available on this page and will be emailed to you. 
  6. Achieve your goals over the duration of the semester and thank your mentor for their support and insight!
  7. Wrapping up. The program officially ends on April 27, concluding with a final virtual event, at which point you and your mentor can end the formal mentoring relationship - but mentors and mentees may certainly choose to stay in touch.

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 before February 5, 2021 using this webform
  2. Alumni Affairs (alumniataup.edu) will match AUP students with alumni based on their responses, then share the results with you on Monday, February 15 via email. 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. Attend the virtual program kickoff event on Tuesday, February 16 at 18:00 CET. The Alumni Affairs and Careers Office will host virtual events throughout the year that both you and your mentee can attend. The Office of Alumni Affairs will be in contact with you about these events.
  4. Connect with your mentee. Your mentee will reach out to you first to arrange a first virtual meeting. During that meeting, work out your meeting schedule and what goals you'd like to achieve together. We recommend mentors and mentees meet three to five times during the semester for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. While we ask mentees to take the lead in reaching out  to you - students might need a friendly nudge from time to time. 
  5. Use your resources. Resources, including conversational prompts, questions, and tips are available to download on this page. 
  6. Check in with the Alumni Affairs office. During the course of the 10 week program, you will receive regular emails from Alumni Affairs, containing resources, invitations to virtual events, or a quick survey about your experience. These communications are sent for your benefit, but following them is not required.  
  7. Wrapping up. The program officially ends on April 27, concluding with a final virtual event, at which point you and your mentee can end the formal mentoring relationship - but mentors and mentees may certainly choose to stay in touch.

Mentoring Resources