Become a Mentor at Lakeland University

Lakeland's Alumni-Student Mentor Program

Lakeland University's mentorship program, allows alumni to share advice and experience while providing current students with an invaluable opportunity that will aid them on their pathway to success. The goal of the program is to foster meaningful and productive relationships to further develop an affinity for our institution.

Each semester, our students' cooperative education needs and background vary, so we are creating a "pool" of alumni that are willing to be called upon when an appropriate pairing can be made for a semester. If you are interested, please fill out the application below! The information provided in the application is intended to help Lakeland University staff make the best matches possible. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Become a Mentor

Foster Success

Are you looking for a way to give back to Lakeland or re-connect with the school? Do you have an interest in sharing your stories, your career experiences and insight into your profession to help a fellow Muskie succeed?

Lakeland University's mentorship program allows alumni to share advice and experience, while giving students an invaluable opportunity to aid them on their pathway to success. The goal of the program is to foster meaningful and productive relationships to further develop an affinity for the institution.

Lakeland University students and their mentors.
Student and mentor talking at Lakeland event.

How Does It Work?

Provide Guidance

For one semester, alumni are paired up with a student in the EXP 300 course, which is a course designed to help students process their cooperative education/internship experience and be reflective of the knowledge and skills they are developing during the extensive time with an employer or project. Each of these students are enrolled in the Cooperative education program, and is placed at an organization within their area of interest.

Through this program, alumni and students are encouraged to communicate and meet two times during the semester based on their needs, interests and availability. These conversations may take place over a cup of coffee, during a community or professional networking event or via email, Skype or phone.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Please fill out our Mentor Application.