The Alumni Mentoring Program is designed to foster the personal and professional growth of Westminster undergraduate students through individual mentorship with qualified alumni mentors, and peer group discussions facilitated by Westminster Alumni.
AMP has two required elements:
Individual mentoring opportunities between alumni and students
Students and mentors meet (or connect) at least twice per month throughout the academic year.
Facilitated “Saturday Sessions” with all AMP students.
The Saturday Sessions have four aspects:
A check-in/update/brainstorming session on the various mentoring relationships
An alumni speaker – who discusses the “real world”, tough choices, successes and failures
Question & Answer sessions
Theme and activity
What Students Say About AMP
"By participating in AMP, I have been able step back and better evaluate my life. AMP has helped me discover who I am, what is truly important to me, has helped me prioritize my time to meet my long-term aspirations." - AMP Participant 2008-2009
"I learned and gained many things from AMP this year. I think I grew as an individual and became a more confident communicator in group setting. This program has offered me a social outlet that I hadn't had prior to this experience at Westminster. I think that AMP offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for the 'real world' by advancing personally. This will give me the skills and abilities to apply myself in the work place with a better understanding of my end goals and just how I define success.” - AMP Participant 2009-2010
This program sets students up to be successful and assists them in better understanding their goals, strengths and aspirations. AMP is an opportunity to develop personally while preparing to strive for your professional goals”.- AMP Participant 2009-2010
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for AMP will need to download the application, print it, fill it out and submit it with a cover letter, and resume to the Alumni Office by April 1, 2013 at 5:00 PM. Download the AMP application
What we're looking for in an AMP student
Firm commitment to meet with mentor at least once per month, for at least two hours
Resolve to be dedicated to AMP from beginning to end - August -April
Willingness to initiate contact with your mentor
Willingness and ability to approach mentoring with an open-mind
Desire to improve yourself both personally and professionally
Dedication to work toward professional goals with the help of your mentor
If you have any questions about applying for the AMP program please visit or call the Career Resource Center at (801) 832-2590.
Alumni interested in participating in AMP will need the following:
Firm commitment to meet with mentee at least once per month, for at least two hours
Firm commitment to promptly return all emails and phone calls from mentee.
Willingness to develop a strong relationship with mentee, deeper than surface issues
Ability to be friends with your mentee
Willingness to listen to your mentee with an open mind and still be honest with him/her
Willingness and ability to spend some of your own money on mentee for things such as picking up a lunch tab, buying a drink, etc.
Ability to set goals and implement steps to achieve them with your mentee
Resolve to be dedicated to AMP from beginning to end