Mentors are a tremendous resource and they can help you identify, clarify, or reimagine your career options. Seattle University Mentors are typically alumni or other community members who are familiar with Seattle U and our educational programs. Mentoring is a mutual relationship - mentees and mentors ask each other questions, discuss their experiences, and develop personal and professional goals. Connecting with a mentor can be fun, educational, and can open doors to new possibilities.
Career Services offers a couple ways of ways to connect with a mentor
Redhawk Network Mentor Database
SU students and alumni can search the database to find mentors whose profiles (industry, company, cultural background, job function, etc.) match their interests. Mentors decide how much availability they have and list the kinds of things they want to do with mentees. Mentees can search mentor profiles and find someone with the skills, background, or other attributes that interest them. This is a fantastic way for mentors and mentees to periodically connect when their areas of interests and expertise intersect, whether they live near or far. Visit www.seattleu.edu/redhawknetwork.
Structured Mentor Programs
These programs are typically run in conjunction with a particular degree program or on-campus office. Structured programs enable interested mentors to connect one-on-one with a student or alum for a specified time period (1 quarter, 1 academic year, etc.) and to participate in a mentoring program with defined learning objectives that are designed to meet a specific need within a major or academic program. If you think a mentor program designed specifically for your major or field of interest could be of benefit, reach out to Career Services or your faculty to see if a program can be created.
If you are interested in connection with other SU students, alumni, and industry experts in a dynamic online community setting, or would like to participate in online discussions on a variety of professional development topics, please join the SU Mentor Program LinkedIn group page.