I'm Ready - Alumni Mentoring Program

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Welcome to the Winthrop University Alumni Mentoring Program, I'm Ready! Our program is designed to create meaningful connections between our esteemed alumni and current students, fostering a vibrant community of support and guidance. Through this unique 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. 


I'm Ready, Alumni 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

Fall 2023
Micro-Session #1 - Discover your Direction: Introductions & Professional Skills Self-Assessment
Sept. 13, 2023 - Sept. 26, 2023
Micro-Session #2 - Explore the World of Work: Career Exploration & Pathways
Oct. 25, 2023 - Nov. 7, 2023

Spring 2024
Micro-Session #3 - Communicate your Brand: Networking & Professional Branding
Feb. 7, 2024 - Feb. 20, 2024
Micro-Session #4 - Create your Opportunities: Interview Skills & Personal Growth
March 24, 2024 - April 9, 2024

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 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 email 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 Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 for micro-session #1.


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, Sept. 12, 2023 for micro-session #1.

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