ACSN Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program

New to the alumni career services field? Experienced and wanting to continue to grow and learn? Interested in sharing your expertise and guidance?  This program is for you!

If you'd value a chance to learn from a mentor - or if you'd like to share your expertise as a mentor - ACSN is now accepting registrations for our mentoring program. 

Volunteer veterans to the field will be matched with less experienced Alumni Career Services professionals for a 1-year mentoring experience.  Mentor/mentee pairs create a unique mentoring relationship (topics for discussion, frequency of discussion, etc.) that works best for both partners. Of course, we’ll work to match pairs for “best fit” taking into account years of experience, commonality of workplace environment (public/private and large/small).

The ACSN Mentorship Program is a member benefit for Professional Individual and Student members. Eligibility for other member types will be determined on a case by case basis. After becoming a member, you may apply as either a mentor or mentee.  

The program officially begins in July and runs for 1-year, but you may apply at any time of the year. Matches are announced in June and will be made throughout the year based on availability.

If you are ready now to commit to being either a mentor or a mentee, or if you have any questions, register here or email Tonya Osmond at tosmond@richmond.edu.

Here’s what past participants have said about the value of our mentoring program:

“….most of us have small staffs, it is so good to have colleagues to turn to when making decisions about programming, vendors/products, successes. I found it invaluable.”

“Having perspective from a different institution is valuable.”

“People starting out in this field can benefit from the wisdom of those who have been doing this for years. No need to reinvent the wheel!”

“I love that ACSN is taking the lead and this would not have happened if ACSN didn't put it together so THANK YOU!”