Alumni Volunteer Career Mentoring
About the Program
Alumni Volunteer Career Mentoring is an alumni-to-alumni and alumni-to-student program linking alumni in various professional areas to other alumni and students for career mentoring. Alumni are invited to be part of a the Career Mentor Program. Career Mentoring need not be a long term commitment; a phone call or an e-mail can sometimes be a helpful support. Interested alumni will be paired with students for the duration of their time here at Arcadia. View video which highlights this program.
The relationships that are built throughout a professional and personal journey are some of the most important influences on both success and happiness. As such, it is very important to help students create these mentoring relationships. And, who could be better to provide this assistance than alumni who once sat in the very place Arcadia students are in today? Read the Mentor Guidelines for both students and alumni.
Become a Mentor/Request a Mentor
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Career Mentor, please complete the Become a Mentor Registration Form.
Alumni who need assistance can also find a career mentor in this program. Please fill out the Request a Mentor Form or contact the Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-572-2160.
Career Networking Events
There will be at least one event each semester where mentors and mentees
will be encouraged to get together for a meal, to socialize and to
partake in an activity.
Fall Speed Networking Event
Those interested in being a part of this program are encouraged to visit the Alumni Events page and register for the fall Speed Networking Event. During this event, students will be given a biography on each alumna. Alumni will be placed at tables around the room, and students will go through a “speed dating” type scenario where they will sit with each alumni for a short period of time and talk. At the end of the event, alumni will give their top 3-5 choices for mentees, and students will do the same. Those who are unable to attend the initial Kickoff Event, but are interested in mentoring or receiving more information, should contact Professor Helene Klein at email@example.com or Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Career Networking Event
Local Volunteer Career Mentors are encouraged to attend the annual Career Networking Event which is held on campus, bringing alumni together to help juniors and seniors with their networking skills. Other mentoring opportunities include speaking on panels for specific academic departments and offering internships or shadowing experiences at your business.
Career Workshops and Programs
Each year, a series of career workshops is sponsored by the Alumni Office to assist alumni and students along their career paths. Broadcast e-mails and brochures announce these workshops to alumni and students. The Career Committee of the Alumni Board assists in these workshop programs. To be involved in this career effort, either as a presenter or as an attendee, please contact email@example.com or call 215-572-2160.