Career Mentorship For Students By Alumni
I Am A Current PNW Student: How Can This Program Help Me?
For Purdue University Northwest students like you, the path ahead is well traveled by PNW alumni who are now successful professionals in their respective fields. This program is an opportunity for you to expand your professional network to connect with and learn from those who were once in your shoes. Specifically, you will:
- Gain valuable insights and career development from one-on-one interactions with PNW alumni
- Increase your professional network to help jump-start your career
- Develop communication skills and understand how to interact with other professionals
- Get a professional’s perspective on how you can be successful on the job in your field of study
- Gain a competitive edge over your competition on your resume and in interviews
To be eligible for the Pride Professionals in Training program, complete an online profile and upload a resume in Handshake. You must be able to commit to a mentorship of at least one semester. Contact the Career Center to start making mentorship connections in Handshake.
I Am A PNW Alumna/us: Is Mentoring Right For Me?
Remember when you were nearing graduation from PNW filled with feelings of excitement and a little uncertainty about taking those next steps? Now that you’ve become a successful professional, you can be a career mentor to a current PNW student. Mentor programs don’t just benefit mentees. As a mentor, there are tremendous opportunities for professional development of your own, such as:
- Discovering fresh perspectives that can help with your own career growth
- Increasing your professional profile and network
- Developing your leadership potential and sharpening your listening skills
- Gaining experience in coaching others outside your day-to-day experiences
- The satisfaction of giving a student from your alma mater a leg up in the world by providing them with professional development advice
Keep yourself and future PNW graduates on the path to success by joining the Pride Professionals in Training program. Contact the PNW Career Center to learn how you can become a mentor today.
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