Without council plans fail but with many advisors they succeed. [Proverbs 15:22] For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. [II Timothy 1:6-7]

What is a mentorship?

The s级素人 Alumni Mentor Program establishes meaningful, personal, and professional coaching relationships between current s级素人 students and alumni.

Who benefits from a mentorship?

This program is intended to create a deeply meaningful impact on both mentees and mentors.

Students will learn from gifted and successful s级素人 alumni, outside the classroom to enhance their s级素人 educational experience; preparing them for success in the work force.

Benefits for student (mentees):

  • Develop in mind, body, and spirit
  • Gain professional advice, guidance, and vocational exploration
  • Grow in self-awareness and career development
  • Deepen your knowledge of an industry, employer, or job
  • Build a professional network
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Benefits for alumni (mentors):

  • Gain a heightened sense of purpose and belonging
  • Support your alma mater in a direct and personal way
  • Experience renewed pride and excitement for your work or vocation
  • Identify future leaders and build relationships with the next generation of workers
  • Nurture leadership strengths and improve communication skills
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How does the mentorship work?

The s级素人 Alumni Relations and the Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement (CAACE); in partnership with the academic schools, are proud to co-sponsor the s级素人 Alumni Mentor Program for current s级素人 students at every level of study. Student mentees are matched with alumni mentors who are carefully selected for their belief in the s级素人 mission, expertise in their industry, and commitment to vocation. Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to meet in person, when possible, but no one will be excluded from participation based on geographic location. The Academic Schools, the CAACE and the Office of Alumni Relations work together as a team to provide the best experience for student and alumni involved in this program.  

Student (mentee) expectations:

  • Submit application and faculty reference
  • Complete mentee orientation and attend launch event early September (90 minutes)
  • Attend monthly meetings, and scheduled events
  • Attend celebration event late April 2024
  • Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to learning and growth
  • Responsible for arranging meetings, schedules, and maintaining active communication

Alumni (mentor) time commitment:

  • Mentor training with in-person and virtual options
  • 60-minute launch event on September 20 from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm CST
  • One-hour (minimum) monthly meetings, to be arranged as convenient, September through April; additional meetings are encouraged
  • Mentoring program year-end celebration (April, TBD)

Program schedule (2023-2024)

The Alumni Mentor Program commences September 2023, and will run through the traditional academic year, completing at the end of Spring 2024. Mentor and mentee matching for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin the week of August 1, 2023.

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to continue relationships beyond the program conclusion.

Launching Event - September 20, 2023 7:00PM CST

Why we host a launching event: As a community of Concordians, we are family. The launch event gives alumni and students an opportunity to gather as part of the Falcon Family. We gather to nurture community with one another, encourage one another and together, take this important step in your education and vocational development.

In a practical way, it allows us to review the process, make introductions, and build momentum for this important educational step as it begins. We will welcome those who lead and participate, share a devotion and ask God to bless and guide our experience.

Student Orientation - September 20, 2023 6:30PM CST

Student orientation provides an overview of the student expectation and learning opportunity. Students will receive resources supporting their role in leading communication and facilitating conversations. We will summarize the roles and responsibilities of the students in this program including goal development, scheduling, and topic exploration.

Mentor Training

Mentor training has been adapted from the and provided for your personal & professional use in addition to serving as your training for this Alumni Mentor Program. Mentors are asked to complete the training in person or virtually at your own pace. Two training sessions are available for your consideration, specifically provided for the alumni mentors on the Mequon campus. Virtual training modules will be available beginning in July 2023. If chosen as a mentor for the current year, training must be completed before the launching event September 14, 2023.

Celebration Event 鈥 Week of April 15, 2024 (TBD)

Why we host a celebration event: As a community of Concordians, we are family. As a Falcon Family, it is important to come together to celebrate the progress and the growth experienced through the mentoring relationships we develop. Participants will also have the opportunity to share about their involvement, provide important feedback and share with others in the program anecdotes and develop the “mentor network.” Special thanks and acknowledgement will be given to those who participated.

How do I get started?

Current s级素人 students should visit the Mentee page to learn more about becoming a mentee. Interested Concordia alumni should visit the Mentor page to learn about becoming a mentor.