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 ([email protected]) or 814-863-2216.







Here's what alumni are saying about their experience as a mentor:

"Communicating with my student protégé has allowed me to refresh my connection with Penn State. Through our conversations I get to learn about how things are progressing on campus from the source! This is so much more engaging than simply reading about Penn State."

"This experience exceeded my expectations. I did not expect to get much out of it, and I was quite worried about the time commitment. However, I got more out of it than expected, and the time commitment was less than I expected. All in all, it was a completely worthwhile experience."


Here's what students are saying about being connected with an alumni mentor:

"I have learned a lot about the reality of teaching that I am not learning in class. My mentor is really great at providing any help that I ask for and going above and beyond so that I feel prepared."

"My mentor shares her experiences with me that will be helpful to take note of for when I student teach."

"I have enjoyed the program and believe it was a formative part of my learning experience at PSU."