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Mentor Current Students

Created by the Smeal Alumni Society Board and the Alumni Relations Team in 2009, the college’s Mentoring Program facilitates meaningful and relevant mentoring relationships between alumni and students. The mentoring relationship is a one-year commitment between the student (protégé) and the alum (mentor).

Through the program, student protégés learn about various career paths and professional fields and enhance their personal and professional networks, while mentors experience the satisfaction of guiding the next generation of Penn Staters. Mentoring pairs are encouraged to discuss topics such as major exploration, internship or career planning, leadership development, or the college-to-career transition.

Find out why alumni and students participate in the Mentoring Program.

“The Smeal Mentoring Program was a great experience, as I really enjoyed providing guidance to and learning from my mentee. Smeal provided the right tools and recommendations on how to maintain a beneficial mentorship. Despite the school year ending, my mentee and I plan to continue our mentorship through the summer. Overall, really enjoyed it!”
– Mentor, Spring 2013

“I gained so much guidance and wisdom from my mentor! My mentor far exceeded all of my expectations."
– Protégé, Spring 2013

For more information about the program, visit the Frequently Asked Questions. Solicitation for the 2015-2016 program will take place in March or April of 2015.