I’m Ready – Alumni to Student Mentor Program

Welcome to the Winthrop University Alumni to Student Mentor Program, I'm Ready! Our program is designed to create meaningful connections between our alumni and current Winthrop students, fostering a community of support and guidance. Through this initiative, we aim to pair dedicated alumni mentors with ambitious students, providing them with valuable insights and advice to navigate their academic and professional journeys successfully. 

 

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"Empowered by the I'm Ready - Alumni to Student Mentoring Program, I step into a world of possibilities guided by the wisdom of respected Winthrop University alumni.  Four impactful sessions, countless insights - my journey is not just academic; it's a dynamic exploration nurtured by dedicated mentors. I'm Ready to thrive here at Winthrop and beyond!" 

- Logan Pender, ’24, I'm Ready student mentee

 

 

 

I'm Ready, Alumni to Student Mentoring Program goes beyond traditional mentoring models, offering a flexible and dynamic approach with four (4) micro-mentoring sessions with two (2) sessions occurring each fall and spring semester. These sessions are tailored to accommodate busy schedules while maximizing the impact of mentorship. Each micro-mentoring session allows for focused discussions on specific topics, including career exploration, skill development, networking strategies, and personal growth.

Micro Session Topics & Schedule

Spring 2024
Micro-Session #3 - Communicate your Brand: Networking & Professional Branding
Feb. 7 - Feb. 20
Micro-Session #4 - Create your Opportunities: Interview Skills & Personal Growth
March 27 - April 9

Whether you're seeking career advice, eager to expand your network, or aiming to gain valuable insights from those who have excelled in your desired field, the I'm Ready Alumni to Student Mentor Program is here to support you every step of the way. Embrace this opportunity to forge lasting connections, gain invaluable knowledge, and lay the foundation for a successful future.  Join us today and be part of a transformative mentoring experience that will leave a lasting impact on your personal and professional growth!

I'm Ready - Mentor Details

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Mentoring stands as a powerful bridge between the past and the future, benefiting both Winthrop University alumni and students in profound ways. For alumni, mentoring is an opportunity to give back and contribute to the growth of the next generation. By sharing their experiences, knowledge, and insights, alumni mentors play a pivotal role in shaping future leaders, fostering a legacy of excellence that endures beyond their own journeys. For students, mentoring offers a direct path to navigating the complexities of academia and career development. The guidance and support of alumni mentors provide clarity, motivation, and a clearer understanding of their chosen paths. Ultimately, mentoring bridges generational gaps, forges lifelong connections, and nurtures a culture of reciprocity, where both mentors and mentees thrive through mutual learning and shared success.

If you would like more information about mentoring, please join us for a mentor information session. Sessions are held at varying times during the week in an effort to best meet your schedule. Please e-mail Leah Simmonds '23, Director of Alumni Career Programs, simmondsl@winthrop.edu to reserve your spot today!

To participate in this opportunity, click here to register!  Registration will close Wednesday, March 20 for micro-session #4.

I'm Ready - Mentee Details

Student helping student at a computer.As a current student, you'll have the invaluable opportunity to engage with seasoned professionals who have walked the path you aspire to. Our alumni mentors bring a wealth of real-world experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that you receive relevant and practical guidance to achieve your goals.

Please review the I'm Ready Mentee Handbook for all the details related to being a student mentee. 


Be sure to register for this opportunity!  Registration will close Tuesday, Feb. 6 for micro-session #3.

If you have any questions, contact Leah Simmonds '23, Director of Alumni Career Programs, simmondsl@winthrop.edu

Alumni Career Survey

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness administers Winthrop University's Alumni Survey every other summer, to alumni who were awarded baccalaureate or graduate degrees one to two years prior. Survey questions are designed to gather alumni perceptions related to their experiences while at Winthrop University as well as to gather information about post-graduation outcomes.

Alumni Survey