The Alumni Career Mentor Program matches alumni volunteers with current Arcadia students based on similar interests, majors, geographic location, and career goals. The Career Mentor Program had developed from a partnership between the Arcadia University Alumni Association and the Honors Program to a program that engages alumni and students in all University majors and programs, including graduate programs. Since its inception, 256 student mentees have been matched with 138 alumni mentors.
The relationships that are built throughout a professional and personal journey are some of the most important influences on an individual’s success and happiness. As such, it is very important to help students create these mentoring relationships, and who could be better to provide this assistance than alumni who once sat in the very place Arcadia students are in today?
Your role as an alumni mentor does not necessarily require a large time commitment. The program’s success relies on finding the right amount of support that will benefit you and your mentee. Many times, a phone call or an email can be a helpful support.
Get Involved: If you are interested in getting involved, review the program guidelines and complete the Alumni Mentor Volunteer Form. The Office of Alumni Relations will reach out to you soon thereafter to sign up for Handshake, our online platform used for connecting prospective mentors and mentees.
The Alumni Mentor Program is open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be a mentee.
Get Involved: Prospective mentees must complete their profile on Handshake before browsing for a mentor. Students are able to directly log in to their Handshake account by clicking here and then clicking on “Arcadia University Student Login.” Make sure you are already logged into MyArcadia before clicking the link.
The Alumni Career Mentor Program also provides opportunities for mid- and senior-level professionals to mentor and provide guidance to our recent graduates who are in their early- to mid-career stages. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to other alumni or in requesting a mentor, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-517-2566.