Honors Alumni Mentoring
The USU Honors Program offers various opportunities for alumni to meet and mentor current Honors students in fields related to their own. Honors Alumni Connect pairs first- and second-year students with Honors alumni and introduces students to this type of mentoring with three targeted, yet casual conversations over the course of Spring semester (January-April). The more intensive Honors Alumni Mentoring Program fosters year-long (September-April) professional relationships between Honors juniors or seniors and alumni mentors, helping to build and sustain our Honors alumni network.
In both programs, mentors and students connect monthly by email, phone, video-conferencing, or even in person, as circumstances allow. USU Honors facilitates and focuses these mentor-student partnerships by giving students specific topics and guidelines and ensuring monthly connection with their mentors. The topics of the monthly check-ins range from general discussions about the value of Honors in the Alumni Connect experience to more specific professional tasks (such as creating a resume, building a professional network, interviewing effectively, and using social media professionally) in the Alumni Mentoring Program.
Applications for the 2021-2022 Alumni Mentoring Program are now closed. Applications for Honors Alumni Connect (Spring 2022) will open in late fall.