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Because of the accelerating COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing stay-at-home order from the State of Illinois, Knox College has made the decision to teach the entirety of spring term remotely.
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Mentoring happens every day in a variety of settings. Often times a student just needs an answer to a quick question, while other times they're looking for a longer-term contact who can help them navigate early career decisions.
Knox alumni and friends can easily offer to mentor current students or fellow alumni through KNect. This online community allows alumni to offer career advice, help make connections and give general "life after Knox" guidance.
As a mentor, you have the option to control the number of people you want to mentor as well as the type of mentoring you want to offer.
This video tutorial explains how mentoring works within KNect.
Topics for mentoring may include professional advice, financial life skills, navigating a new city, and more. As a mentor, you should take some time to think about what you are comfortable talking about. Below are a few conversation starters.
It can also be useful for students and/or alumni to hear about your career and life paths. Understanding how people go from graduation to their first job and the next is extremely valuable, and underscores the value of a liberal arts education.
Below are some tips for having an effective mentoring conversation with a student or other alumni.
You are always welcome to refer students and other alumni to the Bastian Family Center For Career Success.
In addition, if you are looking to change careers, make the transition from graduate school to the world of work, or simply seeking new opportunities, please visit the Career Services for Alumni Page for more information.
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