Alumni Volunteer Contacts
Career and Professional Development Program Administrator
Alumni Relations Officer
Connecting recent alumni and first-year law students
The 1L mentor program strives to provide a meaningful and satisfying experience for both students and participating alumni. Mitchell Mentors:
- Harnesses the professional strength and energy of our recent alumni
- Takes advantage of the know-how and experience of upper-class students
- Provides new law students with an opportunity to connect with recent (2004–10) law school graduates who can provide practical guidance, advice, and insight to help new students make a smooth transition into their first year of law school.
Mitchell Mentors Program
for 2005–11 grads
Sign up by Friday, Aug. 31 2012
Mentor first-year law students
When a student is transitioning into the first semester of law school, there are many difficult challenges, questions, and fears that can be overwhelming. Recent Mitchell graduates can provide the type of guidance, advice, and practical wisdom that best meets the needs of first-year law students.
Mitchell Mentors assigns you and one other alumni co-mentor to a group of two to three students and one upper-class student (peer) mentor. Events you’ll attend include:
- One of two kick-off events on either Sept. 11 or 12, 2012
- A January Thaw event to reconnect with your Mitchell Mentors group (date TBD)
- Other monthly gatherings you plan with your mentor group, such as happy hours and job shadows.
In addition, mentors will receive a handbook and a list of suggested group activities, and monthly emails with suggested discussion topics and activities.
All Mitchell Alumni
Other ways to volunteer
- Meet with students to answer questions
- Provide job shadow experience for students
- Take a student to lunch
- Speaker on a career panel
- Supervise a student in an apprenticeship
- Attend student–alumni networking events
- Provide mock interview experience
- Supervise a student in an independent clinic or externship
- Hire a work study student
Thank you mentors!
Thank you for your commitment to William Mitchell and our first-year law students. Your mentorship has played a vital role in helping students succeed in their first year of law school. Your advice and insight will guide them as they develop into accomplished attorneys