Faculty Mentors

In addition to a professional Albers Academic Advisor, all Albers sophomores, juniors, and seniors are assigned a Faculty Mentor in their major. The annual Profs & Pizza Event serves as a fun and social opportunity to meet with Faculty Mentors, but students are also encouraged to meet individually with their Faculty Mentor throughout their time at SU.

Who is my Faculty Mentor?

Students are assigned a Faculty Mentor in their major every January. If a student has not changed majors, they will likely be assigned the same Faculty Mentor each year. Faculty Mentors will contact mentees before the annual Profs & Pizza Event in January. Students may also contact the Albers Front Desk at Pigott 318 or (206) 296-5700 to identify their assigned Faculty Mentor.

What Can I Expect From A Faculty Mentor?

  • Act as an additional resource for:
    • Guidance about post-graduation education
    • Career issues and questions
    • Selection of major electives
    • Specialized tips on how to be a successful student in major coursework
  • Develop a Mentoring Plan to help make the most out of the time together
  • Teach mentees about the importance of networking
  • Assist mentees in bridging the gap between college life and working life
  • Provide developmental feedback on strengths and weaknesses
  • Be available to meet with mentees on a regular basis

What Does A Faculty Mentor Expect From Me?

  • Initiate contact – mentees should reach out to Faculty Mentors via email or office hours
  • Develop a Mentoring Plan to help make the most out of the time together
  • Ask a Faculty Mentor about career networking opportunities
  • Come prepared to an appointment by developing a list of questions or concerns
  • Ask about career and research opportunities
  • Be proactive about meeting each quarter