Mentors connect with students online

September 6, 2012 10:00 AM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

The Tulane Career Center has stepped into the world of digital networking with its Tulane Career Advantage program. As simple as online shopping, students can log on and connect to one of many mentors across the country.


The Tulane Career Center reaches out to students to help them with the transition from college to career. (Photo by Alicia Duplessis Jasmin)

Susan Mickey, employer relations manager at the Tulane Career Center, says the program was started to encourage students to build a strong professional network.

“Students need to learn about the professional networking dos and don’ts so we started this program as an additional component to help them build a network while still in school,” says Mickey.

As the program grows, Mickey encourages potential mentors in all professions to enroll. Mentors do not have to be Tulane alumni to participate.

“All that is required is a desire to help and a willingness to share basic career information,” says Mickey. “We are available to consult with you on the roles and responsibilities of a mentor or answer any questions you might have.”

While matching and much of the correspondence between mentors and students takes place through email and by telephone, some students and mentors meet in-person.

Students interested in enrolling should visit the Tulane Career Advantage website. Mentors should email Susan Mickey to indicate their interest in participating in the program.

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