Alumni Mentor Program

What is a mentee?

Students or alumni looking to make a valuable connection with a successful NMU alumni

Who are mentors?

Successful alumni seeking to help guide students and alumni to pursue a fulfilling life and career. If you are interested in being an alumni mentor, fill out this form here

How does it work? 

Students and alumni apply to join the pilot of the new Alumni Mentor Program, a partnership between Career Services and Alumni Relations at NMU.  After a short interview, a committee of alumni finds a successful alumni with similar goals, interests, or major willing to be your mentor for typically 6 months to 1 year.  Your mentor will help you plan your next steps while making valuable connections to professionals working in your field of interest.

More information 

 

Connecting with Alumni

Wildcats Connect is bringing alumni and students together to enhance their personal and professional success.  You can get help from alumni in the following categories: 

Specific Industry Q&A/Knowledge Share - ask questions regarding an industry, field or special topic area in which you are interested

Mock Interviews - participate in mock interviews - in person, by phone or virtual

Resume & Cover Letter Review - get advice on resume and cover letter development

Welcome Wagon - ask questions about the city/region where you are interested

Grad School Prep Assistance - receive advice on navigating the graduate school process

Money Management Life Skill Share - get help on such topics as setting up a personal budget, managing monthly living expenses, paying down debt, planning for larger purchases, and preparing for retirement, while also living a little

If you are interested in getting help from alumni on these topics, please contact Career Services at careers@nmu.edu or  (906) 227-2800.


This program is a partnership between the NMU Alumni Association and Career Services. 

Questions? Contact Us

CliftonStrengths Assessment

Over 40 years of research conducted by the Gallup Organization strongly suggests that the most effective people are those who understand their strengths and behaviors. Thus, they created the CliftonStrengths assessment - a powerful online tool that helps individuals identify, understand and maximize their strengths. Those that understand their strengths are best able to develop strategies to meet and exceed the demands of their daily lives, their careers, and their families. This assessment is used in a variety of industries, to include business and education, in the U.S. and across the globe.

Katie Korpi - Director of Career Services is a certified CliftonStrengths Coach

Call us to make your CliftonStrengths  appointment today - 906-227-2800. This assessment is free for students and alumni.

 

 

 

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Practice Reasoning

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Velvet Jobs Career Paths

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Online MBA Programs

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University Headquarters

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