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The Elmira College Under Wing Mentoring Program pairs members of EC’s active alumni network with current students to help them prepare for, and even find, their future career path.  Alumni participation and support also has the long-term effect of improving retention and graduation rates for EC students.

Alumni interested in volunteering can expect to provide career-related exploration: informational interviews, job shadowing, career coaching, internships, small group industry presentations, and/or entry-level jobs. Mentees will be selected sophomores and juniors with an identified career path in the same field as their alumni mentor, providing meaningful and direct support.

"As alumni, we have experiences and unique insights that we can pass along to students. We're also in an excellent position to assist students in gaining pre-professional development opportunities in career fields they're interested in. My experience with my mentee has been fulfilling, beneficial, and an easy way for me to reconnect with the College and help the next generation of students as they prepare for post-undergraduate opportunities." 
–Chad Thorley '02, EC Board of Trustees

How to Participate

This is a worldwide opportunity. It does not matter where you live or work. Interested? Here are the next steps:

  • Let the Office of Alumni Engagement know that you’re interested in participating.
  • Agree to the terms of the volunteer position.
  • Attend a virtual pre-connection training workshop.
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Please reach out to the Office of Alumni Engagement,, with any questions.

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