Frequently Asked Questions
These are Frequently Asked Questions when considering the Ag Alumni Mentoring Program. If you have any further questions please contact the student program manager Kaitlyn Rumsey, email@example.com.
Why should I participate in the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program?
What is the goal of the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program?
Who’s going to manage, coordinate and oversee the program?
Donya Lester, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association – Executive Director, and the student manager will work together to coordinate matching Purdue Ag Alumni mentors and College of Agriculture student mentees.
How does the program work?
We ask that you fill out the Mentor Profile for alumni and the Student Profile for students, then you will be placed in our mentor database. At the beginning of each semester, we pair mentors and mentees up due to your profile in the database. You will have the right to refuse when we contact you. Just because you have submitted your profile to us and you are in our database, does not mean you are obligated to participate in the program.
How is the mentoring program structured?
What is the time commitment?
How long will the mentoring program last?
How many times may an Ag Alumni member participate in the program?
How will Purdue Ag Alumni pair mentors and mentees?
The Purdue Ag Alumni and the student manager of the program will be matching mentors with student mentees. The pairing will be based on major, interests, career path, and other information.
What tips and guidance should we give to our mentees?
What ongoing support should we make available to mentees?
Try to communicate with your mentee as often as you both can. The contact communication can be a mix of phone calls, email, personal meetings if possible, etc.
How many mentees will I have if I am a mentor?