About the Alumni Association

Alumni Network Mentoring

Alumni Network Mentoring

 
About The Program

We all know that there is something special about the Southwestern alumni community. Now, we’ll see our network in action and support Southwestern students on their career journey.

The Southwestern University Alumni Association invites alumni and students to participate in a bridge program titled the “Alumni Network Mentoring Program,” aimed at connecting community members through their professional areas and affiliations.

The Alumni Network Mentoring Program connects Southwestern sophomores and juniors with six (6) alumni over the course of the nine (9) months of the academic year (September 2019-May 2020) by phone, Skype or in person. The connections will be based on professional interest, major, student organization involvement, and other areas of academic and co-curricular life.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations staff will coach student participants through the networking process, by providing one-on-one consultations and group training sessions. 

Registration information is outlined below for alumni and students. The first connections will be made in September 2019.

For Alumni

Consider sharing your wisdom and expertise with Southwestern students. By signing up for this program, you will be matched with three to four students during the course of the annual program. You may connect with your student mentees by phone, Skype or in person (e.g., at Homecoming). Please anticipate no more than one connection per month. Click here for a full description of the program and your involvement as an alumnus/a.

To register as an Alumni Mentor, please create an account in PirateConnect . After creating your account, or if you are already a member of the PirateConnect community, navigate to the Mentoring Programs tab, click the green “Join” button and fill out the registration questions. If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please email alumni@southwestern.edu .

For Students

Prepare for life after graduation. Begin to develop your professional network. Gain insight and advice from Southwestern alumni about your career field of interest.Click here for a full description of the program and your involvement as a student.

Southwestern students currently in their first and sophomore year will be able to register, to enter into the Program during their sophomore and junior year set for 2019-2020. By completing a PirateConnect Profile and joining the program through the platform, you are registering for one of 100 student positions within the program. Only students who have a completed profile will be accepted.

Click here to register for the 2019-2020 program.

Registration for 2019-2020 will be open until April 15.