Global Scholars Mentor Program

The Mentor Program offers current Scholars opportunities to connect with alumni of the program and benefit from their experience, knowledge, and expertise. Alumni can offer guidance and support to students who are navigating courses, work, and life while preparing for their future careers. The Mentor Program aims to prepare current scholars for future success and strengthen the overall Global Scholars network.

Information for Potential Alumni Mentors
As an alumni mentor, you determine your role and time commitment. Opportunities to interact include the following:

♦ Provide one-on-one mentoring to scholars in your field (quarterly check-ins)

♦ Serve as guest speaker in Global Scholar cohort events (via skype or in-person)

♦ Answer major-specific questions via Global Scholar coordinator

Mentor Application Form

Information for Current Scholars
Current Scholars can seek advice from alumni who have similar experiences and/or career paths.
Your mentor can help you in a vareity of ways including:

♦ Identifying career development opportunities

♦ Offering guidance on short- and long-term goals

♦ Integrating interests, experience, and skills

Scholar Application Form


If you are interested in this program, please fill out the appropriate application form. Please note we will do our best to match mentors and Scholars with similar majors, career paths, and interests.

Mentor Application Form

Scholar Application Form


Summer 2022 programs now accepting applications !

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