The Alumni Mentor Program connects current UW-Whitewater students with an alumni mentor of similar personal and professional interests. Meaningful relationships are created through shared experiences. Advice is offered to help students manage through the many opportunities and challenges facing them. It is a great way for students to bounce ideas off someone and to find that link between academic study and the realities of the professional workplace.
Students and mentors are required to participate in a 15-minute pre matching phone interview. These calls will help us get to know your goals better to help with the matching process.
Mentorship partners will meet at least once per month throughout the semester for approximately one hour. You may decide to meet more often. The actual schedule will be determined by the student and mentor.
Participants are invited to join us for an end of year reception to celebrate a successful year in the program. We hope to host this on campus in the spring; however, it is dependent on the status of the current COVID-19 pandemic gathering guidelines.
No. You and your partner will determine the best way to communicate. It can be a phone call, video chat, WebEx meeting or emails. Meeting in person is ok if you happen to be located near each other. Please follow current social distancing and face-covering guidelines.
Any current student is eligible to apply to be a student protégé. Apply by completing the student application.
If you would like more information about the Alumni Mentor Program requirements and application process or have any questions, please contact:
Alumni Relations Program Coordinator