Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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The Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center. The Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

Aztec Mentor Program

The Aztec Mentor Program will begin this fall.

SDSU Career Services has partnered with the Alumni Association to encourage involvement as an alumni mentor.

The Aztec Mentor Program begins fall 2013 and is especially designed for participation by seniors who are in their last semester. The program is aligned with the “Leadership Starts Here” commitments of San Diego State University and the university’s strategic “Building on Excellence” plan.

Mentor duties

As a mentor, participants will spend eight to 12 hours over the course of one semester with a student mentee. The goal is to offer feedback, help him/her make connections between this experience and their academic learning, answer industry-specific questions and provide professional advice on career pathways and other career-related issues drawn from your own experiences.

Mentor benefits include:

  • Opportunity to give back to SDSU by mentoring a student
  • Exposure to graduates as potential employee
  • The chance to develop closer links with SDSU
  • Development of coaching, mentoring and professional development skills

How it works

Each student will select and request the mentor from SDSU Career Services’ online database Aztec Career Connection that best matches his or her career objectives.

Mentoring pairs develop their partnerships through face-to-face interactions, electronic communication, telephone conversations and other media such as Skype, and Face Time.

How to register

To register, visit ProNet, the professional networking section of Aztec Career Connection. Enter your business e-mail address on this screen and follow the prompts. If you have an existing Aztec Career Connection account you’ll be asked to enter your password and update your profile with your ProNet preferences.

The program begins on Sept. 27 and ends Dec. 6. More information will be provided once you sign-up including a kick-off event that you will be invited to attend. For questions, e-mail Bobbie Gray or call 619-594-7067.

For SDSU students, in their last semester before graduating, registration for you takes place Sept. 3 through 17. All information will be located on Career Services' website beginning mid August.