The LEAD Scholars program has a variety of ways for our alumni to stay involved. Our hope is that we can continue to support you and that you will reach back to support current students if you are interested. While we are continuing to expand our programming for our alumni, currently our main events include our alumni panels, in which alumni offer their advice to current students, and LEAD happy hour, where we give our alumni a chance to socialize and network with our graduating seniors. We also hope to connect current students with alumni as they explore career and vocation. Please read below for more ways to give back time, expertise and resources to the LEAD Scholars family.
We would appreciate alumni effort to update our current records and to remain up-to-date on our LEAD alumni events by filling out the form on the right, below the content table.
There are also three questions to explore whether you would like to be involved with mentoring, information interviews, or panels with our current students. If you say yes to any of these questions, we would send out invitations to be a part of these various student efforts as they get closer. We are also asking those who have experience with immigration law to indicate this with the possibility that we may check in with you if immigration issues arise with our students as result of the new administration or if we are looking for facilitators for immigration related workshops.
If you say no to these volunteer opportunities, but still provide your contact info, we will only send the occasional invite to LEAD alumni happy hour events and other alumni centered programming efforts, such as networking opportunities and other important resources for alumni.
As part of the LEAD Scholars Program expanding, we have set a high priority to expand mentoring opportunities to include alumni mentors--both local and non-local.
Non-local mentors will serve in their roles through Skype or telephone meetings 2 times or more a quarter, not exceeding 5 meetings.
Among local mentors we are hoping for both group and 1-1 mentors that can meet in person with our students. The 1-1 meetings would take place about 2 times per quarter. The small group meetings would be more intensive, with hopes that mentors could meet about 4-5 times per quarter with their mentees.
Mentoring opportunities are designed to give students direct feedback about how to:
- navigate their first job
- network in their perspective fields
- share known internships or job openings in their perspective fields
- provide a first-hand experience on what life after SCU has been like
- share with students what they should do or be asking at SCU before graduating
These mentoring opportunities will not start until the Fall of 2017. Please contact Andrea Santillan if you have any further questions or suggestions on how to best utilize this opportunity.
Supporting LEAD Scholars
If you are in the position to do so, any monetary donations go a long way in our program to continue supporting our students both through their academic and social journeys. It also is a way to continue to offer various programs and engagement opportunities to our students all four years.
The LEAD family thanks you for your support to our community and our students. Our various means to support students would not be possible without donations, like yours.
When making a gift, select OTHER in the drop down menu, and type in LEAD Scholars Program into Special Instructions/Other Designation.