Ag Alumni Mentoring Program
We recently joined forces with Purdue Ties, the University's premier networking and mentoring platform. Purdue Ties helps thousands of Boilermakers stay connected, get involved, and give back by sharing their time, talent, and experience.
Purdue Ties is for students from all class levels and from all majors at Purdue, including the College of Agriculture. We are also continuously recruiting Ag Alumni mentors in all career stages and fields within the agriculture industry for the program. Our goal of joining Purdue Ties is to provide College of Ag students with resources to network and develop relationships with Ag Alumni that will benefit them personally and professionally. We aspire to bridge the gap between current and past College of Ag Boilermakers. Through this program, we want to provide Ag Alumni with a meaningful way to give back to Purdue and to engage with the College of Agriculture and its talented students. We want to provide personal and career development opportunities for students. We also want to provide College of Ag students (both graduate and undergraduate) with resources to network and connect with Ag Alumni.
- Create your account at www.purdueties.com, get approved, and set up your profile.
- Make sure your profile is updated so you can be properly matched with other users.
- Begin networking with other Purdue alumni, students, and friends.
- Find the perfect match for mentorship.
- Explore top job openings and internships.
- Search for connections by location or interest group.
- Join communities that interest you.
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.
POTENTIAL TOPICS FOR MENTORS AND MENTEES TO DISCUSS
- What are your goals? (Long-term and short-term)
- Why did you choose to pursue these goals and dreams?
- What is the one action you have taken that has accounted for most of your success?
- What are your strengths?
- What are your weaknesses?
- How did you get where you are today?
- What organizations and clubs were you involved in when you were a Purdue student?
- Did you have a summer internship or co-op while at Purdue?
- What company did you work for?
- What did you do to during your internship or co-op?
- How did you choose your career path?
- For example: major, classes, work experience and position attained after Purdue graduation.
- Did you ever study abroad while a student at Purdue University?
- Where did you travel?
- What type of study abroad program was it? (Maymester, semester, spring break, etc.)
- Why did you choose Purdue University?
- Why did you choose to study in the College of Agriculture?
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.