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WVU Connect: Lending a Helping Hand

The Mountaineer experience has a way of capturing one’s heart. No matter where we called home prior to WVU, we leave with a shared passion, dedication, and loyalty to West Virginia ingrained in our character. 

We see this every day at the Alumni Association as we work to provide life-long support to Mountaineers everywhere. When we do this well, we help to create greater success in the lives of all Mountaineers as well as a secure tomorrow for future generations.

This month, we selected ten students to serve as the inaugural cohort of our formal mentoring program. This brand-new initiative will be a 12-month program that includes connection to hand-selected alumni mentors and monthly life-skill seminars taught by WVU graduates.

Students are selected based on academic standing, leadership experience, career aspirations, and community involvement. This group of highly-competitive student leaders will participate in intentional networking opportunities with prominent WVU Alumni, experience training to enhance their communication skills, networking tactics, and professionalism, and learn from other leaders who will help them best prepare to transition from current WVU students to engaged WVU alumni.

Harnessing the knowledge, skills, talents, and experiences of our alumni to support the next generation of Mountaineers is one of our highest priorities. As we fine tune this program, it will continue to grow and flourish. Mountaineers helping Mountaineers is what this initiative is all about. If you would like to participate, please join WVU Connect and make sure to select the box stating you’re willing to mentor a student.

Let’s Go!

Sean, '89