Alumni should participate due to the fact that the mentoring program has grown drastically and we do not want to turn students away. It is also a way to give back to the current College of Agriculture students.
The goal of the program is to connect current students with alumni of the College of Agriculture to have access to someone that has already had experience in the real world.
Donya Lester, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association – Executive Director, and the student managers will work together to coordinate matching Purdue Ag Alumni mentors and College of Agriculture student mentees.
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.
We keep the program unstructured so that it can easily fit into a busy lifestyle. The student manager will be following up with students regularly. With that said you and your mentee are in total control of what the program looks like.
The time commitment for the program is only one semester long and only requires as much time as you and your mentee want to spend on the program.
The program will only be a semester long experience.
Ag Alumni may participate as many times as they would like to in the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program.
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.
Please see the page Mentoring Topics
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.
As a mentor, you will only be paired with one mentee for the one semester commitment.