As a UST Insights mentor a strict level of commitment is required to ensure the success of the program. Mentors must commit to meeting with their student for three on-campus meetings during the months of January, March and April. Mentors will also be required to meet with their student off-campus during the month of February, although the more time mentors can spend with students the better.
Mentors and students are carefully matched together by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Services Office. Detailed information, including a statement of interest is gathered during the application process. Twenty-five alumni are then matched with 25 students according to alumni professions and the career interests of the student.
The University expects from all its alumni a standard of conduct consistent with its mission. Please click here to read the University’s mission statement.
For more information or questions about the program please contact Hank Emery, Director of Alumni Relations at 713-525-3111 or email@example.com.
Complete the mentor agreement form. Please sign and submit a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 713-525-3101, or mail to 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, ATTN: Alumni Relations.
UST Insights Success Story!
As members of the inaugural class of the USTinsights Alumni Mentoring Students Program, Kelli Kickerillo ’03 and her student Molly Reyes (An 2005 alum) had no idea what to expect the night of the first USTinsights meeting. Because it was the first year of the program, everyone was anxious to get started and meet their match.
Once the program participants completed an icebreaker to help people get to know each other Kelli and Molly’s names were called out an announced as a match. Both were equally surprised at the match considering Kelli’s background was in real estate and Molly’s ambitions laid elsewhere. Once Kelli and Molly got to know each other the bond began to grow. Molly described her mentoring relationship with Kelli as positive and uplifting. She said the success of their relationship was due to the merging of different experiences. Kelli also had a hand in the success of the relationship, not only by introducing Molly to another aspect of the business world, but by giving Molly the confidence, enthusiasm and self esteem to promote herself. Kind of like a cheerleader, according to Kelli.
After six months of meeting with one another to discuss resumes, networking, interviewing, and the state of the job market Molly secured a wonderful job where she could show her employers what she had taken from her time at UST.