As a successful member of the Gulliver alumni community, you have the power to inspire, motivate, and support current students and young alumni. Your knowledge, experience, and insight will help students maximize their Gulliver experience and open their eyes to the opportunities and challenges they will face after graduation.
Be a mentor on your terms
As an alumni mentor you work directly with mentees to set parameters around how often you will communicate, allowing you to build relationships in the way that works best for you.
Stay connected to the innovation that defines Gulliver
As a graduate, you understand better than anyone that innovation and cutting-edge thinking are a major part of the Gulliver experience. When you serve as a mentor, you’ll have regular, direct contact with a student or young alumni who is immersed in that environment every day. While students benefit from your experience and insight, they’ll expose you to the new ideas that are shaping Gulliver today.
Build tomorrow’s community of successful professionals
When you serve as a mentor, you form meaningful, rewarding relationships that prepare students to be better employees and leaders, inspire them to stay connected with Gulliver, and motivate them to support the next generation of students and alumni. Mentors help perpetuate, grow, and strengthen Gulliver’s global alumni network.
Mentors and students form supportive relationships built on the shared experience of attending Gulliver, and connect one-on-one in a relaxed, informal way. Your mentor will share personal experiences, offer advice, and help answer complex questions. It’s a valuable relationship that serves as an important complement to your classroom and action learning experiences, and makes for a richer Gulliver experience.
Build your community and expand your opportunities
In addition to sharing their own experiences and advice, mentors can provide access to the larger Gulliver alumni network. This access brings you valuable exposure to thousands of executives working in different geographies, industries, and job functions, opening your eyes to the different types of careers and experiences available to you in your field.
Each mentee will be given a facilitated introduction to a mentor--a working professional in a relevant field of interest or like industry. Once established, each pair will establish and commit to an ongoing schedule of communication, formal or informal, which can occur online, phone, or in-person. A member of the Student Engagement Committee of the Alumni Council will be assigned to each pair, to serve as a program resource, to answer questions or concerns, and to track overall progress. Match commitments may conclude following successful employment or internship placement, or beyond, depending on the desires and interests of the participants.
Following receipt of the mentor/mentee application form, submitted information will be reviewed and best possible matches identified, based on comprehensive experience, stated interests, and preferred industry. A member of the Student Engagement Committee will be assigned to facilitate introductions and serve as an ongoing resource, responsible for reviewing procedures, answering questions, and soliciting feedback on both the program and the pairing.
Actual time spent is entirely up to the matched pair; however, we recommend setting a schedule to touch base via email, Skype, phone, or in person at minimum once per month, for the duration of the match (approximately 12 months in length).
Do I have to be in the same geographical area as my mentor/mentee?
No. The program is intended to connect Gulliver alumni with common career interests, regardless of location. Communication can be conducted entirely online, via phone, or by other means.