Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP)
The Endicott College Alumni Mentoring Program (AMP) matches undergraduate students with alumni who have similar career interests. The mentor and student commit to a year long one-on-one mentoring relationship with the purpose of creating a professional, mutually beneficial partnership.
Endicott students may benefit by receiving career advice and guidance from their mentor, developing professional skills, and learning about networking opportunities. Alumni may benefit by re-connecting to the Endicott community, gaining a fresh perspective on their field, and having the opportunity to positively affect the professional growth of a young leader.
Role of the AMP Mentor:
The role of the AMP mentor is to enhance the educational experience of Endicott students by providing them with real world advice and feedback regarding their area of career interest. Some examples of how mentors may assist students include:
- Describe personal experiences related to career development/advancement
- Offer feedback on resumes, cover letters, and interview strategies
- Provide networking opportunities/contacts
- Share information about employer and offer opportunity for workplace visit
- Discuss work/life balance issues
The mentor and student agree to a one-year commitment to maintain their partnership from the date of their orientation meeting.
The mentor and student agree to maintain contact every month via phone, email, or in-person meetings.
How will mentors be matched with students?
Mentors and students are matched based upon their work histories and career interests. In-take interviews are conducted with all new mentors and students prior to being matched, and students are required to go through an application process which requires them to clarify their interests and goals for the mentorship.
What kind of support will be available during the mentorship?
All new mentor/student matches have an initial orientation meeting where they are introduced to each other and are provided with resource materials. In addition, Career Center staff provide suggestions for activities and opportunities for professional development throughout the year and are always available to help with any questions or concerns that arise.
Can an alumnus/a become a mentor if he or she does not live or work near Endicott College?
Yes. Though it is encouraged for mentors to have in-person meetings with students when and if possible, alumni living out of state or far from the Endicott campus may serve as AMP mentors via telephone and email.
For more information about the Endicott Alumni Mentoring Program please contact : Jaime Freedman