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Alumni Mentor Program

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About

The Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program is your opportunity to leverage the influence of the Penn State Alumni Network. The program pairs students with liberal arts alumni working in fields related to the student's major. Some students work with their mentor in person, others over the phone, and others simply through email.

Application 

Applications are open year-round and are reviewed on a rolling basis. On average, it takes about 4 weeks from the time you apply, to the time that you are matched with your Alumni Mentor.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or the application process, contact the Career Enrichment Network via email at .

Application Requirements

  1. Be at least 18 years old.
  2. Have at least one declared major in the College of the Liberal Arts.
  3. Be in good standing at the university (above a 2.00 Cumulative GPA)
  4. You cannot be within your first semester at the university, or within your last semester at the university.
  5. Complete the student application.

Apply Now!

Application Tips

  • Be honest about why do you want a mentor and what you hope to learn from the experience.
  • Be as specific as you can about your career goals, but don't hesitate to say you're not sure yet. 
  • Check your application for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, and other typos.
  • Make sure you receive a confirmation after submitting your application.

Resources

  • Michael Pizzano Michael Pizzano

    '03 Crime, Law, and Justice | Division Vice President of the Northeast, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services | St. Louis, MO

  • Lauryn Smith Lauryn Smith

    '20 Labor and Employment Relations | Senior Human Resources Assistant, Amazon | Albany, NY

  • Beth Albright Beth Albright

    '89 Labor and Industrial Relations | Retired Chief HR Officer, The Chemours Company | Wilmington, DE

  • Annette O'Donnell-Butner Annette O'Donnell-Butner

    '91 Political Science | Chief Compliance Officer, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. | San Francisco, CA

  • Binney Wietlisbach Binney Wietlisbach

    '85 Psychology | President, The Haverford Trust Company | Philadelphia, PA

  • Josh Nasar Josh Nasar

    '95 Speech Communication | Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, and Host | Los Angeles, CA

  • Kye Mitchell Kye Mitchell

    '91 General Arts and Sciences | Chief Operations Officer, Kforce, Inc. | Tampa, FL

  • Pam Dorian Pam Dorian

    '12 Philosophy, Political Science, Communication Arts and Sciences | Attorney, Cozen O'Connor | Philadelphia, PA

View more Alumni Profiles

These profiles of Liberal Arts alumni provide a glimpse into career choices and job search strategies for current students. Find out how our alums, both recent and seasoned, got to where they are today, and connect with them to expand your professional network.

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