AMNetwork

Is a mentoring program that creates a one-to-one connection between current student-athletes and former student-athletes (Alumni). Pairings are based on students' career interests – e.g. accounting student mentored by an accountant. Mentors provide personal and professional guidance. With the help of the University appointed person (such as coach), we monitor the progress 'behind the curtain' and help maintain the relationships – making sure the communication is ongoing and regular. If necessary, we contact students and alumni to resolve any issues.

Our Mission

To equip student-athletes with access to personal and career guidance as they transition from college to the professional world. To provide a channel for Alumni to reconnect with their Alma Mater in a personal and meaningful way.

How it Works

Step 1.

Alumni and Students
register

Step 2.

Student requests a
mentor from a list of
registered Alumni

Step 3.

If request is accepted,
mentoring begins

Step 4.

Meet at least once in a
30-day period, and
use the website to record
communication

Details

Step 1

Registration page is open to Alumni throughout the calendar year. Students are granted access 1 month prior to the beginning of the academic year. To register, scroll to the top of the page and click on "Register", or click here. More information on the registration process can be found on this page.

Step 2

Once registered, students can scroll through the online database of registered Alumni and choose a mentor on their own. The mentor will receive an email with a link to the student's profile and an option to Accept or Decline the request.

Step 3

If the request is accepted, the student will be notified via email. At this time, both the student and the mentor can log into their profile to see more information about one another. It is the student's responsibility to make the first contact, and at that point mentoring will begin.
If the request is declined, the student will be notified via email and will be encouraged to search for another mentor. It is important to note that students can send a request to only 1 mentor at a time, so Alumni are encouraged to respond to the request at their earliest convenience

Step 4

The mentoring relationship will last for the duration of the academic year. Mentors and students are expected to meet at least once in a 30-day period. A meeting is considered to be a conversation (phone, in-person, Skype, etc.) Written communication (text, email, chat, etc.) may be used as a supplemental form of communication. Both mentors and students will have access to the website, but it is the student's responsibility to record the communication. We ask this be done in order to monitor the progress and help maintain the relationships. We will not be able to see the content of your conversation, only the date of the meetings - confidentiality is crucial!

What is expected of Mentors?

  • Once committed, to be available to meet with student once a month.

  • Advise student with the issues he or she is facing, whether it be personal, academic, or professional.

  • Respond to student's messages in a timely manner.

  • Together with student, define preferences on how and when communication will occur.

  • Communicate with the program Administrators if any issues arise.

  • Mentors are NOT expected to offer a job or internship position to student.

What is expected of Students?

  • Once committed, to be available to meet with mentor once a month.

  • Be open to receiving advice, and follow through on all agreements made with mentor.

  • Initiate the first contact by reaching out to mentor via email or phone.

  • Respond to mentor's messages in a timely manner.

  • Respect mentor's preferences with regard to how and when communication will occur and have flexibility to adjust to mentor's schedule.

  • Register all communication and progress updates on the website.

  • Communicate with the program Administrators if any issues arise.