LeBow College of Business is seeking alumni mentors to work one-on-one with members of the class of 2013.
Mentees are top undergraduate student delegates from the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
An ideal alumni mentor offers five to 10 years of industry experience. Each mentor must be willing to communicate monthly with a mentee via phone, e-mail or in person and commit to attending two on-campus events. In addition, mentors should use their industry expertise to offer advice, networking opportunities and recommendations for their mentee’s job search.
While mentors provide valuable insight to their undergraduate mentees, the relationship is far from one-dimensional. Mentors often praise their mentees for returning the favor.
“As an active alumnus, the mentees gave me valuable insight into the current campus environment and their long-term goals,” says Jonathan Liss ’79, who serves as a director at Grant Thornton. “I am definitely planning to stay in touch with my mentees after graduation and look forward to participating in the mentoring program next academic year!”
Now in its second year, the alumni mentor program is poised for greater success, for both student and alumni participants.
“The LeBow mentoring program has truly demonstrated the commitment of LeBow alumni to the College,” says Rita Di Carlo, assistant director of LeBow’s Office of Undergraduate Career Services. “Our mentors have shared their advice and professional contacts to expand our seniors’ networks and career options. I have seen firsthand how the mentor/mentee bond can flourish and create amazing results. I am eager to embark on the second year of the program, assisting in the creation of lifelong relationships.”
To become a mentor, or to request more information, please contact Rita Di Carlo at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 895-1514.