The Social Work Alumni Association (SWAA) Alumni-Student Mentoring Program matches current College of Social Work students with alumni to promote purposeful one-on-one relationships between members of these populations.
Mentors (College of Social Work alumni) and mentees (current students) will interact during the program to discuss a variety of topics and participate in activities intended to help the mentee work toward their future professional goals.
Mentors and mentees are paired from January 2023 to May 2023. Mentors and mentees should develop a working relationship and must interact often enough to complete all program milestones, or once per month at a minimum. In order for the college to ensure mentor/mentee matches are progressing appropriately, achievement of program milestones must be logged via Wildcat Network.
Although mentors and mentees may utilize any appropriate communication mechanism (e.g., Wildcat Network message, email, phone call, text message) and meeting modality (e.g., in-person, Zoom, phone call), shared expectations regarding communication and meetings must be agreed upon during the first meeting and formally documented via the Mentor/Mentee Agreement Form.
If desired, mentors and mentees are welcome to stay in contact after the program is officially over.
You should consider applying to be an alumni mentor if:
You should consider applying to be a student mentee if:
Applications for participation in the SWAA Alumni-Student Mentoring Program for Spring 2023 were accepted through December 1, 2022.
No, the SWAA Alumni-Student Mentoring Program is free. Alumni mentor and student mentee participation is voluntary. Please note that the College of Social Work will not reimburse program participants for expenses incurred (e.g., mileage, meals).
Have a question not listed here? Want to talk with someone about the program?
Contact Anna Chalfant, Director of Strategic Operations
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