The Alumni Mentoring Program provides alumni with professional development opportunities and connections. All Young Alumni (alumni within 10 years of graduation) are invited to participate as mentees and those alumni beginning with the Class of 2001 and beyond are invited to participate as mentors. Interested Young Alumni are assigned a professionally established alumnus to serve as their mentor. The mentors and mentees are asked to commit to a one year relationship and connect with each other at least once a month via phone, e-mail, face-to-face, etc. Mentors and mentees are asked to attend a training and networking session in September.
“One of the many opportunities that the John Carroll University Alumni Chapter offers is the Mentoring program. As a recent graduate, I cherish time my mentor and I have spent together. Suzanne Carroll has been more than generous with her un-paralleled advice and insight into the business professional world. Sharing our timeless Blue Streak experiences was only the beginning of our friendship. I admire Suzanne Carroll in all of the success she has had in her life, both personal and professional. I am honored to be a John Carroll graduate and blessed to be surrounded by such supportive members of this community.”
– Mentee Bridget Fitzgerald ’10
“The mentoring program has been a complete surprise to me. Thinking I did not have much to offer, I was reluctant to get involved. Our first meeting showed me that this was going to be a terrific and worthwhile experience for me. Our discussions flow from business to personal and back again – just like our lives do. I get so much out of our discussions, I wonder who is the mentor and who is the mentee. This is definitely something to make time for.”
– Mentor Paul Hulseman ’82
“The mentoring program has offered me a lot. When I originally decided to do it, I had no idea what to expect. As I met with my mentor a few times I quickly realized that it was more than just a meet and greet. For me the best thing about the program was that I had a sounding board and tons of encouragement from my mentor to go after my goals and dreams. On top of pushing me to go after my goals, I gained a friend.”
– Mentee David Gilbert ’04