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Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program
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Courtney Kay

Liberal Arts Major(s): Psychology
Minor: Global Security, Middle Eastern Studies, Hebrew
Hometown: Mount Kisco, New York
Experience Time: Fall 2019

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

My mentor has worked with me since my first semester senior year. At first, our relationship was very structured, but it developed into a more casual-professional relationship. I reached out when I needed advice or a cover letter or resume review and when I wanted to chat about my future. He was always willing to meet up and help, and he is still helping me today!

My mentor helped me navigate the 'scary thought' of what to do after college

How did this experience impact you academically?

My mentor helped me navigate skills I should learn and courses I should take and gave me advice for the future. Importantly, he helped me understand how to present myself to employers and what would work best in my favor. Academically, he always supported me and encouraged me to go the extra mile in school.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

My mentor helped me navigate the 'scary thought' of what to do after college. While my career goals definitely changed from freshman year to now, my mentor provided me with the right steps, advice, networking practice and more to allow me to be successful in my career. He gave me unrivaled advice for my industry that I don't know if I could've gotten anywhere else.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

I found my mentor at the Alumni Mentor Networking lunch! While the Alumni Mentor Program provided me with the tools for the program, it also provided the right spaces for the program to work (aka the networking lunch). The College of the Liberal Arts has been so supportive of the experiences that my mentor has helped me find and provided another set of eyes to check over resumes, cover letters, and more.

For more information on the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, visit our website.
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