Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alumni Mentor Program

The Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Services Office are co-sponsoring an Alumni Mentor Program, designed to connect students with alumni mentors in specific practice areas. Students fill out a short application, designating their three top practice areas and geographical preferences, and they will be paired with alumni to talk about the real world of legal practice.

The specific contours of the mentor-mentee relationship will be determined by both parties, but mentors frequently have their mentees trail them in court or at client conferences, talk about career options over lunch, discuss how employers view different kinds of experience, and other activities. The Program is a great way to meet lawyers in practice areas which interest you and to get pointers as to what practitioners are looking for when they hire interns and attorneys. While the Mentor Program is not an employment program, mentors often provide their mentees with employment advice.

Alumni Mentor Program applications are available in the Development Office on the fourth floor or in the Career Services Office, and they may be returned to either office. Alternatively, you may review and print out the application here. The deadline to return your completed application is September 15.

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