Jody Jenkins

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Jody Jenkins


Administration of Justice

Current Position:
Vice President, Neuberger Berman Trust Co.


Q: What are some of the topics you and your mentee talk about?

We talk about the goals that we established at beginning of relationship.  These goals include preparing a resume, developing a Linkedin profile, possible internships, career fairs, interviewing skills, business etiquette skills, and business lunch/dinner skills.  The conversations then usually turn to topics relating to our interests, such as travel, vacations, and our families.  I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to build friendships through this program, which I hope will last a lifetime.

Q: Have you gained any insights into this generations Penn State student?

It is always refreshing to observe the extent that the younger generation cares about helping those in need, and Penn State affords its students the opportunity to helps those less fortunate, which is a valuable experience at any age.  I am also amazed at the strength and resilience of the all of the members of the current Penn State class considering the turmoil that the students have endured in connection with the Sandusky scandal.


Q: What motivated you to become a mentor?

I became a mentor because it allowed me to give back in a way that benefitted Penn State.  I am dedicated to helping Penn State in any way that I can,  and it has been a very rewarding experience.  I had also participated in a mentoring program through my law school, as both a mentee and mentor.  I have recognized the importance of the mentor relationship.  When the relationship is successful, the mentee will have continuous access to a solid resource with real world experience and knowledge.  Participating as a mentor in the Penn State mentoring program is my chance to pay it forward.

Q: What is most fulfilling about your mentor/mentee relationship?

Helping a Penn State student is a constant reminder of my time at Penn State, which was one of the best times of my life.  It’s also fulfilling to watch a mentee succeed over time.  To know that the experiences of the mentee may have been a little bit better because of my help is the most fulfilling aspect.

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