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Mentoring Programs

Parks College offers several mentoring program opportunities for students. Through our mentoring programs, students can connect with peers, alumni, friends of the university, and industry partners.  

The Parks Peers for Student Success - P²S² Mentor Collective Program

The SLU P²S² Mentor Collective Program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges, gain career advice and valuable insights, while mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

Who can participate?
Mentees: First-year students or students new to SLU Parks College
Mentors: Sophomores, juniors, or seniors at SLU Parks College who have attended for at least one semester
How does the program work?
Students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.
What do mentors and mentees discuss?
  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?
How to sign up?

Signups to become a peer mentor for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently being accepted and will be accepted throughout the school year. By signing up, we ask that you serve as a mentor for the entire academic year. 

Become a Mentor

Signups to find a peer mentor for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently being accepted and will be accepted throughout the school year. By signing up, we ask that you commit to working with your mentor for the entire academic year. 

 Find a Mentor

Have questions? Contact Shellie Sanford, Student Services Coordinator for Parks College, at michelle.sanford@slu.edu.


The Parks Alumni for Student Success (PASS) Mentoring Program 

The PASS Mentoring Program enhances the student experience by linking students with alumni mentors. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will gain career advice, learn how to network, and receive advice on resume building, internships, and interviewing. 

Who can participate?
Mentees: Sophomores, juniors, or seniors at SLU Parks College
Mentors: Parks College alumni and friends of the University
How does the program work?
Students will be matched with a mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.
What do mentors and mentees discuss?
  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How can I make myself marketable to employers?
  • How do I make connections with professional contacts?
  • How can I obtain an internship?
  • What are effective resume and interview strategies?
How to sign up?

Signups to become an alum mentor for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently being accepted and will be accepted throughout the school year. By signing up, we ask that you serve as a mentor for at least one academic semester. 

Become a Mentor

Signups to find an alum mentor for the 2020-2021 academic year are currently being accepted and will be accepted throughout the school year. By signing up, we ask that you commit to working with your mentor for at least one academic semester. 

Find a Mentor

Have questions? Contact Shellie Sanford, Student Services Coordinator for Parks College, at michelle.sanford@slu.edu


Boeing Engineering Mentoring Program

Through mentoring the Saint Louis University Parks College students, Boeing hopes to increase students’ exposure to Boeing culture and provide helpful advice and tools that will help them transition into their careers. Participating in this program will broaden students’ network and increase the possibility of them interning or working at Boeing.  

What are the program opportunities?
  • One-on-one meetings with Boeing engineers
  • Advice and counseling from Boeing engineers
  • Networking with Boeing engineers
  • Interactive sessions on resume building, interview preparation, career planning, and internship success

This program is selective and mentee spots are limited. Students must complete an application in order to be considered for the program.

What are the qualifications to apply?

Applicants should:

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Be enrolled in an engineering program at SLU Parks College 
How to apply?

Contact Shellie Sanford, Student Services Coordinator for Parks College, at michelle.sanford@slu.edu for application instructions. 

 Applications to participate in the 2020-2021 Boeing Engineering Mentoring Program will be accepted through September 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


Regional Business Council (RBC) Mentor Network

The Mentor Network pairs business and engineering students with executives of RBC companies and partner companies who share career experiences and provide students with practical knowledge and insight into opportunities that exist in St. Louis. Students are hand-selected by their schools based on criteria that includes academic performance, leadership outside the classroom, and willingness to stay and work in St. Louis. 

Learn more about the RBC: https://stlrbc.org

What are the program opportunities?
  • One-on-one meetings with top business leaders and access to senior level executives in St. Louis
  • Advice and counseling from business leaders on career-related topics
  • Networking with C-suite mentors and RBC members at virtual and in person special events
  • A unique introduction to the St. Louis community

This program is selective and mentee spots are limited. Students must complete an application in order to be considered for the program.

What are the qualifications to apply?

Applicants should:

  • Be a sophomore or junior 
  • Be enrolled in an engineering program at SLU Parks College 
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
How to apply?

Contact Shellie Sanford, Student Services Coordinator for Parks College, at michelle.sanford@slu.edu for application instructions. 

 Applications to participate in the 2020-2021 RBC Mentor Network program will be accepted through August 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.