By connecting UE students with successful alumni and friends of the University, UE aims to establish our students a strong network of professional support before they graduate and enter the workforce.
As an alum, parent or friend of the University, you have the opportunity to mentor and lead many students. Our goal is to directly connect current juniors and seniors with alumni and friends of the University of Evansville, in order to establish a variety of professional support.
Objectives of the Program
- Provide insight into career opportunities through students' interaction with alumni
- Promote student leadership and encourage experiential education involvement
- Offer contacts and networking opportunities in the students' fields of interest
- During the Kickoff Reception, students will meet their mentors and discuss goals and expectations. Activities and the level of involvement in this program will be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
- Students and mentors must sign a Mentorship Agreement and agree to meet at least once a month. The Offices of Alumni and Parent Relations and Career Services and Cooperative Education will host on-campus luncheons to provide networking opportunities.
- After the program concludes, students and mentors will be asked to provide their feedback about their mentoring experience through an electronic survey.
Mentor Speaker Luncheon Series Dates
The luncheons will take place in Eykamp Hall, section 252 of the William L. Ridgway University Center. The 2016-17 speaker series dates will be posted in June.
- Kick-off Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30–7:00 p.m.
- Lunch #1 Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:15–1:15 p.m.
- Lunch #2 Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00–1:00 p.m.
- Lunch #3 Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:15–1:15 p.m.
- Lunch #4 Wednesday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00–1:00 p.m.