Community is central to the Amherst experience and Pathways provides a meaningful way for alumni and students to connect. Pathways links Amherst students with alumni mentors who are willing to provide advice about career exploration, navigating the Amherst landscape, and how to bridge the gap from student life to work life.
Mentoring an Amherst student is a valuable way to stay connected with the Amherst community while making a difference to a new generation of students. When mentoring is done effectively, it is an opportunity to bring people together so that both parties learn from one another, network, develop skills, and grow personally and professionally. Mentors reap many rewards including personal satisfaction and fulfillment, professional and personal rejuvenation, enhanced creativity, and improved interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
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