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Calling All Alumni: We Need ARP Mentors!

The Alumni Board of Governors is working hard to create a University Liggett School career network so that alumni of all ages can use their connection with the school to further their own careers and/or help other alumni to do so as well.

We also want to connect current high school students who need help with their Academic Research Projects with Alumni Mentors in a given field who can assist them with some (or all) elements of their chosen project/topic.

ARP Alumni Mentor Job Description:

The academic/professional mentor is an internal or external expert who works closely with the student. The mentor:

  • Helps the student establish a practical methodology for completing the research
  • Provides expertise and resources that refine and enhance the project, including, when possible, internship opportunities
  • Consults with the student and tutor on the feasibility of the goals and plans of the project
  • Provides feedback and guidance on the progress and quality of the project
  • Provides opportunities for the student to share the work with a broader professional audience

An effective mentor/student relationship requires regular communication, typically via email, between mentor and student and at least one real-time (phone or in person) conversation per month. Mentors can expect to devote 2-4 hours per month until the student completes his/her project.

If you think you could lend a hand in these areas, please contact, Katie Durno, at 313.884.4444, ext. 414, or e-mail her at [email protected].