Our mentorship programs have a rich history, beginning in 2009, when the Peer2Peer (P2P) and Professional Mentorship Programs (PMP) were launched through the Undergraduate Academic Advising Office and the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR), respectively. The programs served 142 students with the help of 121 peer and professional mentors in their first years. The P2P Program and PMP joined forces in 2012, and in 2013, we launched the Young Alumni Program (YAMs) and merged mentoring with Leeds’ Career Development office to better serve Leeds students and connect mentors with deeper engagement opportunities.
Today we link over 1250 mentors with almost 2100 students through four mentoring programs (P2P, YAMs, and the undergrad and MBA PMP) and our CoLab First Year Experience program. Our mentors provide invaluable support, connections, skills, and experiences that enrich and complement Leeds’ academic programs.
Funding for our programs would not be possible without transformative gifts from the Gordon Trafton (’77, Transportation Management) Family and Phillips 66, as well as generous ongoing support from our corporate sponsors and individual donors.
“I believe that mentoring is something that can take the Leeds School to another level… that when you go to Leeds, you’re not only getting a great education, but there are people who care about you and want to help you.”
~ Gordon Trafton (’77 transportation management)
To enhance the Leeds academic experience by providing opportunities to develop academic, personal, and professional skills through a continuum of mentoring relationships.
Our mentoring programs aspire to set the standard for integrating mentored learning experiences into business education; providing our students with the real-world skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to be early contributors and future business leaders.
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