The TCSPP Alumni Mentoring Program is designed to pair successful alumni mentors with current students in support of their professional development by providing advice, assistance, and guidance. In turn, alumni mentors benefit with hands-on experience in personal development, harnessing student energy, and gaining career insight in their respective fields. Acknowledging varying commitments, the Alumni Mentoring Program is flexible and can be easily adapted to fit all schedules. Mentors and mentees are asked to commit to meeting at least once or twice a month through the medium of their choosing (i.e. in person, email, phone, Go-To-Meeting, etc.).
The Alumni Mentoring Program aims to create connections both in and outside of the classroom during the student’s time at The Chicago School and beyond. The program allows for current students to impart their knowledge and experiences attending The Chicago School, and enhance their communication and goal setting skills.
Mentors have the opportunity to advise students on academic guidance, career advice, and professional development. Opportunities to interact with students include virtual chats, on-campus mixers and workshops, volunteer opportunities, and social events.
Mentors and students will be paired based on a variety of factors, including common career interests and geographic preferences. There will be an expectation for both individuals to engage each other on a regular basis to ensure the relationship grows and benefits both the student and the professional. Pairs are asked to meet at least once a month for a formal commitment of 6 months, and we hope to allow each mentoring relationship to develop in a way that best suits the individuals involved.