The transition from university to life after university is arguably one of the most difficult transitions students will face up to this point in their lives. The “real world” confronts recent grads with a multitude of new challenges on various levels. This is where perception collides with reality, with results that often bring more than a few bumps in the road.
The purpose of the Alumni Mentorship Program is to proactively prepare students for life beyond school. Students will be challenged to integrate their faith and academic learning with real-world experiences. The Program is designed to help catalyze meaningful relationships between Alumni and current students/recent grads and provide practical frameworks to provide guidance for entering the workforce.
Goals and expected outcomes for mentees:
- Operate from a greater level of confidence because they are seen, heard, challenged, and encouraged.
- Become more self-aware so they can discern a major and career opportunities that align with their strengths and abilities.
- Understand how to seek information, advice, ideas and career advancement support through their professional network.
- Experience living examples of how faith and career can be integrated.
Why should I be a mentor?
- Mentors will have the unique opportunity to directly strengthen the alumni network by building a personal relationship & sharing advice and insight, preparing future leaders to continue influencing the various marketplaces of life.
ELIGIBILITY: graduated 5+ years ago
- Any former TWU student who graduated at least five years ago may apply. Participants will be selected according to the needs of the student applicants.
Why should I be a mentee?
- While university is meant to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to enter the workforce, students often struggle with knowing what life after grad will look like. A mentor in your desired field can provide invaluable wisdom and support as you discern the next step.
ELIGIBILITY: 3rd year students—Recent Grads
- TWU students of any discipline or major who are at least 3rd year standing are eligible. Recent graduates may also apply.
- Students will honor their mentor’s time by taking responsibility for scheduling meetings, submitting quick tracking notes after meetings, and operating in a professional manner.