Mentoring Programs at PLU
Alumni & Student Connections is excited to offer a variety of mentoring programs, where students have the unique opportunity to connect with accomplished professionals who have graduated from our esteemed institution. These mentors, who have already made significant contributions to their respective fields, guide students in setting realistic goals, honing their skills, and navigating the complexities of the professional world. By leveraging the expertise and networks of our alumni, our mentoring programs aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry, empowering students to become well-rounded professionals capable of making a positive impact in the communities they serve.
The goals of our mentoring programs are to:
- Foster Meaningful Connections: Establish authentic relationships between alumni mentors and students, creating a supportive environment for guidance and advice.
- Provide Career Guidance: Alumni mentors offer valuable career advice and insights to help students make informed decisions about their academic and professional paths.
- Develop Professional Skills: Enhance students’ professional skills through guidance on networking, resume building, interview preparation, and professional etiquette.
- Expand Professional Networks: Facilitate networking opportunities with alumni mentors and industry professionals to broaden students’ professional connections and opportunities.
To learn more about the current mentoring programs that we offer, read each description below.
Lutes of Color Mentoring Program
This program is specifically designed to support students of color at our university. This program connects students from diverse backgrounds with dedicated alumni mentors who share their lived experiences and offer invaluable guidance.
The Lutes of Color Mentoring Program provides a safe and empowering space where students can form meaningful connections with mentors who understand and appreciate the unique challenges and opportunities that students of color encounter. Students who join this program gain access to a supportive community, personalized mentorship, and valuable resources to help them thrive academically, professionally, and personally.
College of Natural Sciences (NatSci) Mentoring Program
This mentoring program connects students in the College of Natural Sciences with dedicated alumni mentors. This unparalleled opportunity is specifically tailored for students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering dual degree, environmental studies, geosciences, mathematics, physics, and psychology. Students who join this program gain access to a network of accomplished mentors who are eager to share their expertise and guide students on their academic and professional journeys.
Economics (ECON) Mentoring Program
This program connects students majoring in economics with dedicated alumni mentors who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry. Whether you’re specializing in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, or any other related field, this program offers you the opportunity to forge meaningful connections with successful alumni mentors who can provide invaluable insights and guidance. Students who join this program unlock a world of career and academic support tailored to their specific interests and goals in the dynamic field of economics.