Bellarmine now offers students the opportunity to have an alumni mentor in their chosen area of study. For instance, if a student wants to be a lawyer, they are matched up with a successful alumni mentor who is a lawyer; if she or he wants to go into marketing, a match is made with an alumni mentor in marketing; and so on.
The Alumni-Student Mentoring Program began four years ago as a pilot program in the School of Business and there were twenty-five student participants in each of the first two years. Last academic year, the program was expanded and sixty students participated. The program has been expanded once again and during the Spring 2014 semester, over 120 students will be matched up with 120 alumni mentors for career advice and counseling.
This is now a joint program between the Bellarmine Alumni Association and the Career Development Office. We are hoping to expand this program in future years. The program is mostly geared for juniors and seniors, but any student can apply. Please encourage your student to apply in the future and take part in the program. It can only help them as they are looking for internships, full time jobs and career advising. Student applications are taken every fall semester ,and the students and alumni are matched up for three events every spring semester.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Peter Kremer.
Bellarmine University Alumni Association
Class of 2002