AUP’s mission is to educate our graduates to communicate well in a world of many languages, to think critically about history, culture, the arts science, politics, business, communication, and society, to develop creative interdisciplinary approaches to important contemporary challenges, to be both technologically and culturally literate in a world of swift-paced change, to understand the ethical imperatives of living in such a world, and to take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the globe.
AUP is dedicated to providing one of the best international educational settings for its students – helping them learn, develop and achieve their potential by giving them the best possible start to their professional lives. It is with this in mind that the Office of Alumni Affairs, along with the Office of Career Development, is working together to build our Career Mentoring Program.
The objective of the Career Mentoring Program is to provide students with practical information, to assist them in building their professional network, and to guide them as they prepare for their futures. This year, the 2019-北京福彩网 program will run from October 2019 to April 北京福彩网.
As an AUP alumni mentor you are an inspiration, friend, and resource who shares an cation. You are a professional who helps build the way for students to succeed at AUP and beyond.
What are your roles as an AUP Alumni Mentor
It is our belief that mentoring would be an enriching experience for you and specifically we hope that you will:
Refine your mentoring skills
Spend at least two hours per month building the mentoring relationship
Email, telephone contact, or face-to-face meetings with your mentee during the 26-week program
To offer jobs or internships to your mentee
To have all the answers for your mentee
Students are expected to initiate contact with you once the match is made:
We encourage the students to send you an introductory email; so, be on the lookout and please respond in a timely manner
Tell your mentee that you are excited about being his/her mentor. Sharing your enthusiasm will help reassure them that you are committed to making the relationship succeed.
Build a rapport with your mentee by asking questions about his/her background and experiences. Remember, you have AUP in common and that is a great place to start!
There is so much to learn through a mentoring relationship that there are books entirely devoted to how to build a mentoring relationship. However, every mentoring relationship is unique since it is related to one’s personal goals:
Stick to the decision you made with your mentee on how and when you will communicate with each other. Renegotiate as needed.
If the mentee is unresponsive at any point in the relationship, initiate contact. Some students could be overwhelmed and forget to contact you.
Ask thoughtful questions about your mentee’s interests, experiences and background
Follow up on any important steps the student has taken, such as a job interview or a professional experience, and ask what he/she learned
Avoid giving quick solutions. Ask your mentee what he/she is thinking and help him/her process his/her own ideas.
Promote independent thought, capture ideas as stated, and resist any impulse to judge ideas
Telling your mentee about yourself and your experiences builds trust and rapport
Think about how you have learned from your mistakes and how your mentee can learn from them
Encourage your mentee to take risks. They may need a little push, but it will help them in the long run
Students have much to learn from a professional like you – everything from how to dress to being on time
You will decide with your mentee what areas to work on. But, if you need ideas on what to do with your mentee, here is a list.
Critique the mentee’s resume and/or cover letter
Lead your mentee through a mock interview
If in town, meet your mentee for coffee or lunch; take the opportunity to get to know them upfront and in-person
Introduce your mentee to colleagues or other contacts
We thank you for your interest and participation in the program. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email the Alumni Affairs team at alumni@ with further inquiries.