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Are you interested in serving as a mentor for a current Liberal Arts undergraduate student? Mentors serve as coaches and guides to help students make the transition from student to professional. Your experience as a Liberal Arts alumna or alumnus can serve as a guide to current students. Whether sharing details about your own career progression or providing advice to current students, there are multiple options for connecting with students, including programs at the Department, College, and University levels.

The Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program welcomes Liberal Arts students to apply to be connected with a Liberal Arts alumni mentor. Students are matched with alumni in a field related to their major. Mentors work with students to reflect on their experiences and goals, develop new skills, and network for the future. Preference is given to rising juniors and seniors, but rising sophomores are encouraged to apply. Contact Heather Baruch-Bueter ( with any questions about the program.

Penn State’s Alumni Association and Student Affairs LionLink matches "Student or Alumni Career Explorers" with "Alumni Career Coaches." If you would like to volunteer as an Alumni Career Coach, you can register on-line and/or direct questions to Penn State’s Alumni Career Services Office at

Some Academic Departments also have resources to connect department alumni and current students. Examples include department LinkedIn groups, Facebook pages, and guest speakers series that provide students and alumni to connect. Some may also have specific department-based mentor programs. If you’re interested in connecting with students specifically from your academic major/department, then please contact the Career Enrichment Network () regarding your specific interests, and we can refer you to the appropriate department contact person.

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