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As technologies, the job market, and the world around us continue to shift and change, we as innovators must remain nimble. Earning a degree is part of the equation, but how else can we continue to evolve personally and professionally? 

The answer at Carnegie Mellon's Integrated Innovation Institute is the iii Mentor community and Connect mentorship program. Mentorship is an impactful way to learn new skills and support professional development while networking with various industry professionals -- and leads to enhanced success.

Connect helps Mentees with career planning by providing advice on specific industry and careers, enhancing career networking skills, and improving professional communication skills. Wherever you are in your professional or student journey, Connect will help you to grow by learning and developing with others through long-term mentorship.

For Alumni, Connect provides the opportunity to volunteer your time to give back to your alma mater and share your insight and expertise, while developing important leadership skills. Connect doesn't just require Alumni to mentor, but also provides the opportunity for Alumni to serve as Mentees, receiving mentorship from Alum who are more experienced or in the industry or sector you may be hoping to crack in to. 

So what are you waiting for? Enroll in Connect today! 

Why Become an Alumni Mentor?

  • DEVELOP feedback and critical thinking skills
  • GROW your network in the professional landscape
  • ADVANCE your leadership skills
  • SUPPORT your alma mater through service

Why Become a Mentee?

  • GROW professional networks
  • LEARN to navigate complex challenges
  • DEVELOP your leadership skills
  • EXPLORE opportunities and build your career path

One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination. - John C. Maxwell

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