The Leeds Young Alumni Mentors Program connects sophomore students to recently graduated Leeds alumni. Students and mentors work through a series of milestones including self-assessments, curricular choices, career exploration, and professional skills development. Young Alumni Mentors prepare students to enter their junior year with a clear vision of their academic and professional direction, and provide the tools to hit the ground running!
Young Alumni Mentors are recent Leeds graduates that have between one and five years of work experience. Mentors represent all functional areas of business, as well as a diverse group of industries. Mentors serve as role models, coaches, and advisors to our students, providing an additional layer of academic counseling, professional preparation, and industry insight.
The YAMs program serves the Leeds sophomore student population. Sophomore students face unique challenges, such as declaring their business emphasis while also beginning to think about making the transition from business curriculum to business career. The intention of the program is to enhance sophomores' engagmenet with Leeds and preparation for the next two years by providing them with important personal support and individual connections as they lay the groundwork for their futures.
Each sophomore students will be assigned a young alumni mentor based on their business interests and personal qualities. Each mentee will have a "primary" mentor to meet with on a monthly basis, and access the entire YAM mentor population for additional career/industry exploration. The mentoring model is designed to be student centered, student-directed, and loosely structured; allowing mentors and students to build multiple relationships and easily blend their schedules with the requirements of the program. Mentees are assigned monthly milestones to complete with their mentor and within the program stucture, including: resume critiques, off-site company visits, networking and professional etiquette workshops, career and personality self-assessments, industry panels and others.
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