Some of the most valuable and integral components of the Program’s offerings geared towards professional development are the formal and informal opportunities to network with the Program’s alumni. In addition to Preservation Alumni’s annual speed networking event, volunteer opportunities, and bi-annual parties, PA has worked with the Program to develop a mentorship program matching current students with alumni in the field.
The Preservation Alumni Mentorship Program, established in 2017, is offered to first-year students in the second semester of their studies. The purpose of the Mentorship Program is to provide an opportunity for students to clarify their professional interests and goals with the help and insight of a mentor. The Mentorship Program acts as an opportunity for alumni to give back to and stay connected with the program, as well as with each other.
Mentors help students explore their career interests during the academic year, discuss the transition into the professional world, give feedback on their strategy for the job search, and often help make introductions to others in the field. The main goal of mentoring is to help a student achieve their potential and discover their strengths.
If you have any questions about the Mentorship Program, please contact either PA, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the HP Program Manager, Meredith A. Brull, email@example.com.