Become an Alumni Mentor. The Alumni Mentor Program will be directed to the first year day and evening law students and will run from February 2014 to February 2015. This program will afford students the unique opportunity to network with alumni and to attain valuable guidance. This relationship offers students a special opportunity to explore their career ambitions and work closely with an experienced graduate towards reaching these goals.
We hope that you will register to become a mentor to one or more Suffolk Law students. This is an important way in which you can support your Law School's continued advancement.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback contact Annamaria Mueller, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at 617.305.1999 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Structure and Expectations:
- Meetings are expected to occur monthly, with expectation that mentors and mentees will spend at least one hour per month together
- Meetings or gatherings should be structured collaboratively by mentor and the mentee
- Mentors and Mentees are expected to attend relevant events at the Law School
- The Alumni Engagement and Professional and Career Development Offices will serve as advisors for the program- participants are "owners"
- Feedback/evaluation surveys will be emailed to participants at the end of the program
- Communicate your expectations of the mentee clearly
- Create an environment of open communication and active listening
- Share knowledge about your career path, successes and failures and what your experience has taught you
- Look for opportunities that your mentee could explore and encourage her/him to pursue them
- Assist your mentee in developing and conducting successful networking
- Deepen your knowledge of the law school community and academic programs
- Increase the value of your Suffolk JD by investing in future alumni
- Enhance and influence your career strategy
- Deepen your knowledge of the legal profession, a law specialty and the practical aspects of law
- Seek advice and insight from a real world professional
- Receive and accept advice and feedback constructively
- Sharpen listening skills
- Gain skills in networking