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Alumni-Student Mentoring Program

The Penn State College of Education Alumni-Student Mentoring Program connects students with alumni for personal and professional growth and development.

The College of Education Alumni-Student Mentoring Program connects alumni with current students. This professional development program gives students an opportunity to tap into the knowledge and expertise of Education alumni. Alumni can give students advice on career paths and help students establish a network of alumni and other education professionals. Contact is made through the Alumni Relations Office and matches are made based on shared career interests. 

For more information about this program, please contact Stefanie Tomlinson () or 814-863-2216.

"My mentor and I are a good match because he is an ESL teacher and I am interested in the ESL route with my certification. My mentor has been a great resource." -- Marie, student protégé 

"My expectations were more than met, as my mentor invited me to observe teachers at the school district where he works." -- Cassandra, student protégé 

"I love talking about my future with my mentor! She has shared her expertise about working in private education, as well as working in alternative education programs. She is extremely supportive." -- Hannah, student protégé 

"My student protégé has given me a fresh perspective on student teaching, as well as the expectations of mentor teachers and student teacher supervisors." -- Tracy, alumni mentor

"I probably learn more from my student protégé than she does from me! She has motivated me to strive to do better teaching math." -- Erin, alumni mentor

"I really enjoy hearing about my student's experiences and learning more about what's going on in the College of Education." -- Bill, alumni mentor