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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 four 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

  • Christian Soura Christian Soura

    '99 International Politics | Executive Vice President, South Carolina Hospital Association | Columbia, SC

  • Arnold Hoffman Arnold Hoffman

    '57 Journalism | Retired Senior Managing Director, Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. | Sarasota, FL

  • Mitchell Wootten Mitchell Wootten

    '19 Political Science | Policy Specialist, Google | Austin, TX

  • Kathleen Reedy Kathleen Reedy

    '03 Anthropology | Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab | Columbia, MD

  • Kevin Wulfhorst Kevin Wulfhorst

    '87 History and Russian | Supervisory Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Newark, NJ

  • Paul Kirvan Paul Kirvan

    '71 Speech Communications | Independent Consultant | Atlantic Highlands, NJ

  • Alyssa Jalowicz Alyssa Jalowicz

    '19 Psychology | Executive and Medical Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Quest Diagnostics | Secaucus, NJ

  • Thomas Henning Thomas Henning

    '66 Political Science | Former Director, Training and Development, IBM and Lockheed Martin | Haymarket, VA

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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