Category Archives: Mentoring

Share Your Experience in the Alumni-Student Professional Networking Group!

Help Michigan Tech students progress in their career development by sharing your own professional experience!

The Alumni Association’s newly formed LinkedIn Alumni-Student Professional Networking subgroup makes it easy for alumni and students to connect. The group is a great way to stay connected while sharing your knowledge, and we encourage you to join. Students have already posted some great questions, so get involved and join the conversation!

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Students Receive Alumni Association Support

This fall, a select group of 10 graduate students and 20 undergrads received a Michigan Tech Alumni Association Traditions of Giving Fellowship/Scholarship to help them Create the Future for all of us.

The Fellowship/Scholarship program was created by the Alumni Association Board of Directors as part of their mission to celebrate traditions and create connections for students and alumni.

“We are certain that students can see the value of a Michigan Tech education and we want to demonstrate the value of being part of a vast network of Alumni who have shared in this experience. We are proud to be able to support our students and encourage them to explore all that the association has to offer you right now and into their professional career,” says Darnishia Slade ’98, the organization’s president.

This is the second year of the program which will provide a total of $90,000 in support over three years. Alumni have provided the funding for these awards through generous donations to the Alumni Association over the years.

Recipients of this award are asked to connect to the Michigan Tech Alumni Association through its social networks and invited to participate in the local Keweenaw Alumni Chapter (KAC) activities. They are also encouraged to join the Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF), a student-led campus organization whose motto is “Students Helping Students”.

2012 Fellowship recipients with Darnishia Slade
Graduate students visited the Alumni House to meet with Ms. Slade and Alumni Relations staff members.

Help a Student – Share Your Professional Experience

It’s an ever- changing world out there, but one thing is constant… Michigan Tech alumni and students share a common rigorous academic experience and are well prepared to meet workplace challenges.

Students benefit greatly from the many alumni who financially support scholarships, facilities, research and many other campus activities, but the value they receive from those who share their time and experiences is incalculable.

With the launch of Michigan Tech Alumni Association’s new mentoring program, alumni can share their professional experience as well as network with students and recent graduates.  It’s a great opportunity to show your passion for your industry and profession and spark student interest in that career field.

The program enables alumni to post useful career information in the Mentoring Directory within HuskyLink, our online alumni community, which can be searched by current students interested in finding a mentor.

The duration of this professional networking relationship is left to the discretion of the participants. It is not designed to interview candidates or inquire about a position; although, if an employment opportunity arises there is no restriction on hiring a mentee.

If you wish to become a mentor, please visit and follow the easy steps to complete your Mentor Profile.

Many thanks to Ken Guenther who attended Tech on an US Army program in 1945, for his generous financial support that has helped make this program possible.

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