Career Center

Pathways logo alumni guiding students: education, career, life

Pathways Coordinators

Christina Ramos
Career Center
413.542.2265

Carly Nartowicz
Alumni and Parent Programs
413.542.5366

pathways@amherst.edu

Welcome to the Pathways Mentoring Program

 

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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:

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." - John C. Crosby (1859-1943), American Politician

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.

Learn more about Pathways through a webinar featuring Sarah Greenspan '02, and Ursula Olender and Christina Ramos from the Amherst Career Center.

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Alumni Mentors | Student Mentees

 

Pathways logo alumni guiding students: education, career, life

Pathways Coordinators

Christina Ramos
Career Center
413.542.2265

Carly Nartowicz
Alumni and Parent Programs
413.542.5366

pathways@amherst.edu