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Alumni Mentoring Network::Details
- Who is eligible to participate?
- How do I become a mentor?
- What is the time commitment?
- How often can I expect to be contacted by students?
- How much time should I to give participants?
- I am not a recruiter. Will mentees think I can get them a job at my organization?
- How will I know when my profile is viewed?
- Can I volunteer to share specific kinds of career-related information?

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Who is eligible to participate?
The program is geared especially toward alumni who are employed full time in a corporate or institutional environment within their chosen fields of study. Alumni who are retired from their professions may also participate.

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How do I become a mentor?
Complete the registration form on the Louisiana Tech Alumni Mentoring Web site: http://www.latech.edu/alumni-mentoring-network/signing-up-is-easy.shtml. The form includes your contact information, degree designation, current employer and other relevant details. Once registered, you will be contacted by a Tech staff member with more information about the program.

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What is the time commitment?
Alumni mentors devote varying amounts of time based on individual circumstances. Your commitment level may be answering one e-mail a week or doing a class presentation about your career field. In your mentor profile, you determine the number of students who can contact you on a monthly basis. That number can be set to reflect the time you are able to devote to mentoring.

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How often can I expect to be contacted by students?
The default number of monthly contacts is set at four and will not change unless you adjust your mentor profile. You will be contacted by a Tech staff member before a student contacts you.

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How much time should I to give participants?
Participants are advised to be respectful of your time. You may devote approximately two hours throughout a quarter. Of course, if you are in a high-demand field or job market, you may receive a few more calls or e-mails than other mentors. You always have the option of limiting the number of people who can contact you by adjusting your mentor profile.

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I am not a recruiter. Will mentees think I can get them a job at my organization?
Participants are advised not to use the network to directly solicit employment from you. It is also made clear that while internships, job shadowing, and informational interviewing are possible outcomes of a mentor/mentee relationship, they cannot be guaranteed and should not be expected.

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Can I volunteer to share specific kinds of career-related information?
Yes. You can choose the type(s) of guidance you are willing to provide: employer information, career advice, regional information, job search advice and mock interviews. You can also choose the type(s) of volunteering you would like to do: job shadowing, informational interviewing, mentoring, speaking to classes, participating on career panels and providing internship sites.

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