Alumni Mentors Needed
Posted by Caitlin Joyce on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:13 PM PDT
Seattle U’s Career Services office is working to develop strong mentor programs, focused on giving Seattle U students and graduates real world experience and a competitive edge in their careers, while providing employers with highly prepared and well informed applicants.
Recently, 15 students in pre-health majors were matched with alumni and community members for job shadow experiences in their fields of interest. Stacy Lu, General Science major participated in hopes of learning more about being a pharmacist. “This mentor program not only allowed me to meet with a pharmacist, but the manager who oversees all of the other pharmacists. This experience was exactly what I needed because I finally decided that a path in pharmacy is what I want to do.”
Stacy’s mentor, Hung Troung, PhD, ’96, pharmacy manager at Virginia Mason Medical Center, encourages other alumni and their employers to participate in the program because “companies have a difficult time finding qualified candidates. By acting as a mentor, you help your organization by creating an individual prepared to fill your position after they graduate.”
Whether you live near or far, we need Seattle University alumni to sign up to mentor current students and recent alumni. You can select the activities and amount of time that work for your schedule. Mentoring can take many different forms such as:
- Serving as a panelist on a career-related topic
- Conducting mock interviews
- Allowing a student or recent graduate shadow you at your job.
- Offering resume feedback
- Providing informational interviews
- Contributing content for articles and blogs
To get register to be a mentor, go to the Career Services Redhawk Network.