Alumni Mentors | Student Mentees

“I am deeply committed to Pathways. I feel privileged to participate” — Alumni Mentor

Pathways, Amherst College’s alumni-student mentoring program, provides an opportunity for students and alumni to engage in a mentor-mentee partnership. The mission of the program is to foster a culture of mentoring at Amherst that:

  • Connects students with alumni mentors through a structured framework encouraging productive conversations around academic, professional, and life goals.
  • Empowers alumni mentors to engage students in critical thinking that is reflective and strategic.
  • Offers opportunities for alumni to build mentoring skills.

At Amherst, we define mentoring as: A learning partnership where a more experienced mentor draws upon his or her knowledge, skill set, and perspective to provide guidance and feedback while facilitating the personal growth and development of a less experienced mentee. A mentee takes an active role and responsibility for his or her own learning and development and a mentor facilitates that growth by asking thought-provoking questions that help a student to reflect on his or her experiences.  The intended outcome is that a student gains greater assistance with making strategic and informed decisions regarding his or her academic and professional life.

Pathways Coordinators

Emily Griffen
Career Center
(413) 542-8419

Carly Nartowicz
Alumni and Parent Programs
(413) 542-5366

Alumni Mentors | Student Mentees