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Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative (SAMI)

The Student-Alumni Mentoring Initiative (SAMI) at HGSE pairs current students and alumni for a year-long mentorship that focuses on personal and professional development, as well as career and network building. Through this effort, SAMI hopes to deepen connections within the HGSE community, and to inspire a community of mentors dedicated to fostering growth and development as educators and lifelong learners.

Program Details and Expectations of Participants

Mentors and mentees will facilitate communication on a regular, mutually-agreed upon basis throughout the academic year. Although relationships and responsibilities will vary depending on the mentor/mentee relationship and needs, participants commit to fulfill the following expectations over the course of the academic year:

  • Communicate approximately two times per month using whichever method is best for the pair (i.e. email, phone, or video conferencing)
  • Initiate communication with your mentor/mentee if you have not heard from him/her for an extended period of time, e.g. 3 weeks
  • Communicate progress, questions, or concerns with program staff at

The Alumni Mentor application for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently closed.