SoLA Mentors Program Overview
Siena Alumni providing INnovative, Transformative Support to Students
A mentor is a trusted counselor or guide—the perfect sounding board and experienced ‘ear’ for the many questions, ideas, plans, and opportunities that you will ask and consider during your professional development this year.
If you are accepted into the program, you will be matched with an alumni mentor who understands the challenges of exploring career options and making decisions about your professional future. While your mentor may or may not be involved in the exact career field that you are planning to enter, he or she will have advice and an understanding of the process of finding your ‘professional way.’
If you are not selected for the program, your name will be placed on the program waiting list in the event that additional mentors join the program. Additionally, applicants who are not selected for this year's program will have priority for the program during the 2013-14 academic year.
Mentors and mentees will touch base with each other at least six times during the school year. If selected, you will receive your match and more detailed information about the program on a rolling basis. Please click here for the program application which can also be found at the top of this page. If you have any problems with the link or any questions about the program, please contact Allison J. Schultz, Assistant Dean, School of Liberal Arts.
Program participants will have the opportunity to share thoughts of how the mentoring relationship is developing, to identify successful mentoring moments, and to see if there is any support needed from the SoLA Dean's office.
Student mentors are not required to intern to participate in this program. If you are interning, however, your mentor will be particularly helpful as you engage professionally at your workplace. He or she will be an excellent resource as you navigate not only your internship, but also the more ambiguous questions regarding your aspirations and long term career goals.