Alumni Mentoring

The GVSU Alumni Association partners with departments and programs across campus to connect alumni mentors with students. These opportunities all begin with a 30 minute conversation, on campus or virtually. We find that these half-hour commitments are approachable for students and accessible for alumni to begin building connections.

If you have an interest in mentoring, but are not sure where to start, please contact Kyle Barnhart at barnhkyl@gvsu.edu.

Upcoming Opportunities


October 15, 2019 - Exploratory Students

This 30 Minute Mentors event is specifically aimed at students who have not yet decided on a major or are considering a change. These are informal, half-hour conversations. The discussion is guided by student interest and questions and there is no expectation of an ongoing commitment.

Recent alumni from a variety of majors and careers will share their experience choosing a major, discuss their experience as a student, and answer questions. These mentoring sessions will be held in groups of two to three students and one alumni mentor.

This 30 Minute Mentors event is held in partnership with the CLAS Academic Advising Center.

Alumni Mentors

We are looking for alumni of all majors, careers, and backgrounds to serve as mentors, and are particularly interested in alumni who:

  • Graduated between 2008 and 2016
  • Were initially undecided in their major or changed their major
  • Were involved on campus, through student organizations, athletics, club sports, etc.

Each alumni mentor will meet with one to three students at a time.

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor for this event, please contact Kyle Barnhart at barnhkyl@gvsu.edu

Students

Follow the sign-up link below to select the alumni mentor(s) you would like to meet with. There are multiple time slots to choose from.

Student Sign-Up


Fall Semester 2019 - Political Science

The program will connect juniors and seniors in the political science department with alumni who are currently working in Washington, D.C. in political science and international relations fields.

This will be a virtual connection, where students will be matched up with alumni and asked to connect via video or phone call at least one for 30 minutes before the end of the year, with the potential for additional conversations or email exchanges.

This mentoring program is held in partnership with the Political Science Department.

Alumni Mentors

We are looking for alumni who currently live in the Washington, DC area and work in a political science or international relations field.

Alumni mentors will be asked to connect with a student for at least one 30 minute introductory conversation. If agreeable to both the student and the alumni, additional conversations or email exchanges are encouraged.

If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor for this event, please contact Kyle Barnhart at barnhkyl@gvsu.edu

Students

Follow the link for additional information and to sign-up to be matched with an alumni mentor in Washington, D.C.

Student Information