A mentor is an alumnus/a, current parent, parent of alumnus/a, grandparent, teacher, or other member of the Key community who is a veteran of their profession, an expert in their field, or has knowledge and experience through their personal and professional interests to be shared with others.
A mentee is an alumnus/a or current Key student who is new to the workforce or has an interest in connecting with others who share similar personal and professional interests.
Yes. The mentor and mentee databases will not be searchable by anyone outside of the Alumni Office. In an effort to protect alumni contact information and to ensure that the best networking matches can be made, all matching will be done in coordination with the Alumni Office. Once the match is made, contact information between the mentor and mentee will be shared with each other.
Unfortunately no. While we do have some mentors that have expressed interest in providing possible internship and job opportunities as they arise, it is impossible for us to guarantee that a networking match will result in a job.
The Alumni Office strives to match interested individuals as quickly as possible, but matches will be dependent on how many individuals share similar interests. If your interests are not matched exactly, we will do our best to match you with someone as close to your interests as possible.
Absolutely! You will notice that as you fill out the Mentoring Sign-Up Form, the last question asks if you are interested in speaking with other Key peers in your field. Select "Very Interested" and we can connect you with others who have expressed a similar interest.