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Tisch Alumni Mentor Network

The Tisch Alumni Mentor Network connects Tufts alumni with current Tufts students who have Tisch Summer Fellowships and other substantive summer internships. The program includes individual mentoring, regular panels with alumni speaking on wide-ranging careers, networking opportunities, and community service events. For the summer of 2020, the program will be run virtually with all internship work as well as programming taking place in a remote capacity.

Alumni Participation and Responsibilities

The program allows Tufts alumni to have direct, meaningful contact with the next generation of Jumbos. Mentors provide valuable support and advice while helping students explore career options and build networks. Alumni can participate in several ways.

Alumni Mentors

  • Meet virtually with student mentee two to three times during the summer over the telephone or using the online platform of your choice. 
  • Answer questions and provide advice. Don’t worry; you are not expected to be an expert! Your experience will be a wonderful resource to your mentee this summer. If your answer to a question is “I don’t know,” help students identify how they can go about finding a solution by offering personal or professional guidance.

Alumni Facilitators

  • Lead a small group of students for three 90-minute reflection sessions, scheduled based on your availability and convenience; Tisch staff supports technology for these meetings
  • Engage students in relevant conversations about internship work, build connections with them, and contribute your time and experience in meaningful ways

Student Eligibility and Expectations

All 2020 Tisch Summer Fellows and other Tufts students interning for the summer doing remote internship work are eligible for alumni mentorship. Staff from Tisch College will support mentors and mentees with suggestions and opportunities to engage. 

For more information, please contact Jenna Logue, Tisch Summer Fellows Program Administrator, at jenna.logue@tufts.edu.