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Alumni Mentorship Program

Welcome to the Alumni Mentoring Program page! On this page, you will find useful information for both mentors and mentees, alike.  This program was relaunched in 2021 and provides an opportunity for current students to work with an alumni mentor to:

• Gain professional insight regarding educational and professional goals
• Vision casting and SMART goal creation for a clearer path
• Develop skills critical to success in the modern international workplace
• Establish connections and bonds that continue well past graduation
• For mentors, an opportunity to remain connected with the LCC International University family

The program runs each academic year from September through April, with the mentoring sessions taking place from November to March. This program is open to all Alumni as mentors, and all LCC seniors, juniors, and sophomores, space permitting. See the Alumni Mentoring Program Milestones for a more detailed explanation of the program timelines and responsibilities.

Participants

Alumni Mentors

An alumni mentor is a guide, friend, and resource who shares educational and professional experiences to provide career guidance and professional contacts. Alumni mentors are partnered with students based on similar career paths, interests, and goals.   

Alumni mentors make a difference in students’ lives. As a mentor, you will be:

An Advisor:
• Providing specific information or insight for a given situation based on experience and knowledge
• Available for their mentees, keeping an open mind, balancing listening and sharing, and act as a bridge for referring mentees to others who can help, and provide constructive feedback.

A Coach:
• Helping mentees by recommending training opportunities and imparting skills and behaviors
• Encouraging exploring different approaches to a problem and strategically assess progress by giving advice for effective technical change

A Facilitator:
• Identifying resources and opportunities for closing competency gaps that lead to career progression

An Advocate:
• Providing mentees opportunities to gain important connections and experience for personal and professional growth  

Requirements:
• Commit to a minimum of one conversation a month (2 are recommended) in person, via email, phone, text, etc.
• Must be an LCC graduate
• Must be currently employed

For current mentors:
Mentoring Agreement / Alumni Mentor Guide

For New Mentors: Click here to apply

Student Mentee

Mentees (students) will be matched with an alumni mentor whose education and career closely matches the student’s to gain direction and potential career goals and connections.

As a mentee, you will:
• Build a professional network
• Develop and enhance professional and communication skills
• Connect your academics to your career goals
• Receive career guidance from LCC International University alumni and the Career Development Center
• Explore new ideas and areas of interest
• Gain exposure to career options, advice, and job search tips

Requirements
• Commit to a minimum of one conversation a month (2 are recommended) in person, via email, phone, text, etc.
• Must be currently enrolled as a LCC International University student
• Must be in academic good standing with no disciplinary challenges

Tools for Mentees:
Mentoring Agreement | Student Mentee Guide
Student Mentee Online Application Form

Mentorship Milestones

Academic Year 2022-2023 Alumni Mentoring Program Important Dates to Remember

September 30, 2022
• Student registration
• Alumni Mentor registration

October 21, 2022
• Alumni-Student matching completed
• Notification e-mails to pairs sent

October 28, 2022
Mentorship Agreements completed, signed, and returned to CDC

November 1, 2022
Alumni Mentoring Program begins and runs through March 31, 2022, and includes monthly meetings (recommended 1-2 meeting monthly)

March 31, 2023
Formal Alumni Mentoring Program completion for Academic Year 2022-2023

April 3, 2023
Alumni Mentoring Program surveys sent to participants

April 30, 2023
All surveys returned to CDC

Application Process

Read more about the Program
Apply as a mentor
Apply as a Mentee

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