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You can make an impact on a student's life by becoming a mentor. Mentors serve as guides to students, answering questions, giving advice, and helping them to learn more about their field of interest and about themselves.

How can I enroll in the program?

If you are an alumnus of the Eberly College of Science then you are eligible to mentor a science student. Please note that registration is closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the future, please contact Mary Kilcoyne at mck48@psu.edu

Once we receive your form, we will do our best to match you with a student whose interests closely align with your professional experience. We will host a fall kickoff event where you will have an opportunity to meet your student protege in person, learn more about the mentoring program, and work with your protege to develop goals and action steps for participation in the program.


What should I expect as a participant in the mentoring program?

Regular communication will help you and your protege to get the most out of the program. Mentors/proteges can communicate with one another via e-mail, phone and visits to your workplace, if you so choose. This is not a job placement program. You are not expected to offer employment or internships to the student you are mentoring. You are simply asked to communicate regularly with the student as the two of you see fit. The student may have questions about areas of study, career options, or your career or area(s) of expertise and interest.



Questions? Contact Mary Kilcoyne at (814) 863-3705 or mck48@psu.edu.

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