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Mentorship

Haley Prasad (A.B. '14) and Na'kia Channey (class of '20) at the Google office in downtown San Francisco

At one point or another we all have had a mentor, whether that is a parent, colleague, supervisor, or friend, who has connected us to opportunity, lifted us up with supportive advice, or helped us achieve or define our goals. Through the LSA Summer Mentorship Program you will get a chance to support current LSA students in their professional growth, assist the LSA Young Alumni Council in contributing to a well-rounded undergraduate experience, and establish a relationship with an LSA student. In addition, we want you to complete the program having grown your own leadership and coaching skills while reflecting on how your liberal arts education has helped you get to where you are today.  

 

Testimonials

Mentor Hannah Bent (Chicago, IL):

"It was really great meeting and getting to know a current Michigan student. I think it's important to contribute to and participate in the Michigan community. My mentee was great; she was always very prepared with questions, and seemed genuinely interested in learning about my career path and experiences. We also shared a lot of common interests, and it was fun getting to discuss those topics with a current student."

Mentee Emma Puglia (Los Angleses, CA):

"It was so nice to get to know someone in person, especially right at the beginning of the summer when I was feeling especially lost and anxious. Knowing that someone successful and pursuing her own dreams felt the same way when she first arrived in Los Angeles was extremely comforting. Everything felt really relaxed between us two..., and that relaxed atmosphere helped me retain the advice in a stronger way."

 

Who do I contact to learn more about the program?

For more information about the program email the College Connections program at collegeconnectionsprogram@umich.edu. We are happy to send you information regarding mentor guidelines, a detailed program timeline, or specific topic descriptions of each meeting.

In July 2018, the LSA YAC Chicago hosted a Mentorship Meet-up in the heart of downtown Chicago. The event welcomed student interns and recent LSA graduates to mix and mingle while sharing their experiences participating in the LSA Summer Mentorship Program. Students used the event to network with young alumni and foster professional connections as they begin thinking about their future careers. The event also served as a chance for attendees to learn more about the future of the LSA Summer Mentorship Program as it partners with the Opportunity Hub to expand its reach.

Applications for the 2018 Summer Mentorship program have closed. Keep an eye out for information about the 2019 program next spring!