Mentoring Program Newsletter
The slower pace of summer is coming to a close and fall activities will begin to fill our weekly and monthly planners with meetings and events. Whether you use an electronic app on your smart phone, an online calendar, or a hard-copy planner, time management is an essential skill to master in order to accomplish the goals you set for yourself. Managing time has proven to alleviate stress and to help you focus on tasks to be accomplished.
That is why some of the first questions both alumni mentors and student protégés answer on the goal-setting and action-plan sheet have to do with scheduling. It is important to schedule a specific time every other week or so and keep the appointment so your mentoring relationship can develop. Evaluations from mentors and protégés equate a higher level of satisfaction with the mentoring program if they have communications at least once a month.
There will always be demands on your time but by prioritizing meetings and events, including your commitment to be part of the Alumni Mentoring Program, you can better manage your time, both as a student and a professional.
V. Diane Collins
Alumni Mentoring Program Coordinator
2014 Alumni Mentoring Program events
Here are the 2014 Alumni Mentoring Program events for you to place on your calendar:
Saturday, March 1, 2014 — Dinner at Café Laura, Mateer Building
- School of Hospitality Management
Friday, March 28, 2014 — Dinner, The Nittany Lion Inn
- Biobehavioral Health
- Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Nutritional Sciences
Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Lunch, The Nittany Lion Inn
- Human Development and Family Studies
- School of Nursing
- Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Dinner, The Nittany Lion Inn
- Health Policy and Administration
Alumni mentors and student protégés remain matched until the student graduates. So those mentors and protégés matched during fall 2012 remain matched since most students will graduate in May.
October 5 — Parents and Families Weekend – College Open House
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 10 Henderson Building
October 10 — de Lissovoy Lecture - John Soubik
6:00 p.m. Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Bldg.
October 12 — Alumni Tailgate (Homecoming Weekend)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Porter Gardens at Lubrano Park
October 13 — School of Nursing – Homecoming Brunch
10:00 a.m. – noon, Simulation Lab, Ground Floor
Health and Human Development East Building
October 15 — Schmitt Russell Research Lecture – Susan McHale
4:00 p.m. Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Bldg.
October 24 — Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series – Patricia Hillkirk
7:00 p.m. Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Bldg.
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