Frequently Asked Questions
These are Frequently Asked Questions when considering the Ag Alumni Mentoring Program. If you have any further questions please contact Brandi Farrer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why should I participate in the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program?
Alumni should participate because we have an ever-growing number of students from all majors who want to connect with alumni. Mentoring is a fun, rewarding, and meaningful way to connect with current College of Agriculture students.
What is the goal of the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program?
Who’s going to manage, coordinate and oversee the program?
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 based off profiles submitted. 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 manager of the program will be matching mentors with student mentees. The pairing will be based primarily on matching gifts and skills of the mentor with goals and needs of the mentee. Major, interests, career path, and other information will serve as secondary matching criteria.
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?