Summer Mentoring Program

The Tippie Young Alumni Board Summer Mentor Program targets Tippie students and recent graduates (December 2019 and May 2020) who are interested in being connected with a Tippie alum during a six week virtual mentoring program this summer. The mentor serves as a professional resource for the student and helps the student build their professional network in that industry and city. Mentoring resources and guidelines will be provided to both the mentor and mentee. Matches to students are primarily based on industry interest and where applicable, in the same city.

Mentoring Program at a glance:

  • Who are the mentors?   Tippie alums working in the student mentee’s target industry and, where applicable, in the same city of their internship/volunteer opportunity.
  • How does it help?   Provides access to the Hawkeye community outside Iowa City as well as insight into careers and professional opportunities.
  • How does it work?   The alum mentor will contact the Tippie student mentee at the beginning of summer and will meet with them at least three times virtually throughout the six week summer program.
  • What is the time commitment for this program?   We will provide guidelines and resources in the program. Mentors and mentees will be asked to participate in a kick-off call, provide feedback via a mid-summer survey, and attend the program wrap up call at beginning of August. We will request that you connect with your mentee at least three times during the mentoring program.
  • How do I sign up?   The application period is open until May 13. You can sign-up here! You will receive your match via email by May 22.

The Young Alumni Board will do their best to match all alumni applicants with a mentee. However, not all applicants may be selected to participate pending student participation.