Developing an In-Depth Alumni Mentoring Program

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Live Webcast: April 9, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern


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Learn how to better facilitate an alumni-student mentoring program.

Mentoring programs are a great way to reconnect and re-engage alumni, while providing students important career development advice and helping them to understand life after school. Join us online as we uncover the tools and techniques needed to create a program that effectively engages alumni as volunteer mentors and provides meaningful experiences for students. You will learn how to establish, maintain, and assess an effective alumni mentoring program that values the depth of the connection over the number of transactions; you will also gain strategies for how to engage and secure faculty and campus partners as key stakeholders.

This webcast will showcase the success of Marquette University’s award-winning program that has seen:

  • 100% satisfaction from students and alumni
  • 93% of mentors and mentees complete their established goals
  • 90% of mentors return annually to the program, with many referring fellow alumni as future program participants

Who Should Attend

Alumni relations and career services professionals will learn how to develop an alumni mentoring program that engages alumni and prepares students for their future career paths. This program will also be useful for development professionals looking to gain an appreciation of engaging alumni through this comprehensive initiative, including from a cultivation perspective.


  • Program Overview and Structure
  • Program Set-Up
    • Partnering across campus
    • Messaging to students and alumni
    • Application and selection process
  • Training and Expectation-Setting
    • Students
    • Alumni
    • Faculty buy-in and involvement


Dan DeWeerdt

Engagement Director, Marquette University

Dan leads alumni career development initiatives by engaging Marquette students with alumni, as well as providing alumni access to valuable job and industry-related resources and programs. These include a nationally-recognized mentor program that has expanded more than 325% in six years, job shadowing initiatives, and sustaining outreach, such as job postings and alumni career expert communication. Prior to Marquette, his career highlights include award-winning marketing and public relations for clients such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and leading communications for one of the nation’s largest united performing arts funds.


Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Gwen Doyle Herbert.

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