Chicago gathering provides value for participants
Despite frigid temperatures and much of the city closed for the most part, many mentor program participants braved the elements for a reception at Chicago’s Tribune Tower on Jan. 8. Attendees included mentees Nicolas Schmidt, Eng ’17, and Andrew Patek, Eng ’17, who traveled from the Milwaukee area. “Along with meeting my mentor Mike Eichten, the event was a good chance to learn from other participants, too,” said Andrew. Guests also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes WGN Radio tour, compliments of Steve Bertrand, Jour ’85, mentor, event co-host and station news anchor.
Marquette University Alumni Association Mentor Program
2014-15 program mentor materials:
- Mentees, connect with your mentors to set your program goals
- Mentor/mentee agreement form
- Program timeline, important dates and contacts
- "Your Freshman Year in the Workplace" by Paul Hettich, Arts '61, Ph.D., DePaul University (PowerPoint PDF)
Five Questions With...
Mentor Rob Hart, Comm '02
(Henry Greening, Comm '16, mentee)
1. Why are you serving in the MUAA Mentor Program?
It's an opportunity to pass along whatever advice I may have to Marquette students. Eighty percent of success in life stems from having someone point you in the right direction.
2. What qualities do you look for and appreciate in the people
you work with or hire?
Enthusiasm. Employers (and employees) want to spend their days with positive people. We enjoy what we do. So should you.
3. What suggestions do you have for mentees?
Know that you still have a lot of life ahead of you. You're not supposed to have your career path mapped out at the age of 20. Listen. Collect experiences. Be open to new ideas.
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