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MVP Alumni Mentor Program


Sacred Heart University’s formalized mentorship program (MVP: Mentoring Visionary Pioneers) will match Mentors (employers) with Mentees (students) to enhance the Mentee’s professional development. It is an opportunity for Mentors to help Mentees better understand their classroom teachings and align it with workplace expectations to have a smooth transition from campus to career.  Mentees will be paired with Mentors who are industry experts and possesses strength to inspire, motivate, and develop leaders, whereby Mentees will gain exposure to proficiencies in career competencies, build leadership skills, potential internship, and establish lasting relationships to further expand professional connections.  


Build and promote an engaging atmosphere between industry professionals and students; focused on life-long success through the sharing of professional knowledge and life experiences.  


    * Through consistent Mentor/Mentee interactions, the Mentee will gain valuable subjective advice and interpersonal skills, heighten industry awareness, professional insight, executive presence, and engagement with other professionals

    * Gain valuable advice: Mentors will provide guidance on the best course of action in varying situations while offering a different perspective towards working more effectively

    * Opportunity to learn from the Mentor about their industry (if decided)

    * Mentee – to build professional network and identify next steps to develop their career

 Next Mentor Cycle – Spring Semester 2021

New Mentor Program Connects Students with Professionals


Sophomores meet monthly with mentors and benefit from their insight and experience

Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) Program recently completed its successful inaugural year, despite moving its sessions online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The MVP program connects …

By Corey Stokes
Corey Stokes Associate Director of Career Student Engagement Corey Stokes
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MVP Alumni Mentoring Program

Blog 8

On Wednesday, May 6, the Center for Career and Professional Development inaugurated the first cycle of mentors and mentees as members of Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) Alumni Mentoring Program. Through an application process, the formalized mentorship program …

By Helen Boyke
Helen Boyke Director of Alumni, Veteran and Graduate Career Development Helen Boyke
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