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Student/Alumni Mentoring Program

The Student/Alumni Mentoring Program matches MIAD students in their Freshman, Sophomore or Junior year with MIAD, Milwaukee School of the Arts or Layton School of Art alumni for professional guidance and mentorship. MIAD mentors can assist with career advice to develop the skills needed to succeed in their careers.

Program Overview and Key Dates for 2018-2019

MIAD will match students and alumni in September 2018. The program officially begins with a launch party Wednesday, October 10.

To apply to be an alumni mentor, please fill out the Alumni Application Form. Applications for alumni mentors and students are due September 26.

For complete information on program dates, policies and guidelines, download the Student/Alumni Mentoring Program Handbook (PDF).

Questions? Contact Katherine Lanigan at katherinelanigan@miad.edu.

Alumni Application Form

Submit the Alumni Application Form by September 26 to apply to be an alumni mentor.

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and we will do our best to pair you with a student who shares a similar major or field of interest. It is possible that you may not have a match for the 2018-2019 year, but we will do our best to match you next year, and will keep your information on file for other MIAD Student/Alumni events. 

As an alumni mentor, you are expected to speak to your student at least once a month during the course of the program. You will receive an email with a suggested topic to discuss with your matched student. These topics serve as a guide to help with professional development.

If you live in the Milwaukee area, we also encourage you to invite your mentee to shadow you at work one day, schedule permitting.

Student Application Form

Submit the Student Application Form by September 26 to apply to participate in the 2018-2019 MIAD Student/Alumni Mentoring program.

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and we will do our best to pair you with an alumnus/a who shares a similar major or field of interest. It is possible that you will not have a match for the 2018-2019 year, but we will do our best to pursue future matches. We will also keep your information on file for other MIAD Student/Alumni events.

As a student mentee, you are expected to attend the program kickoff on Wednesday, October 10. You also are expected to speak to your mentor at least once a month during the course of the program. You will receive an email with a suggested topic to discuss each month with your paired mentor.

After you fill out the Student Application Form, we will contact you about your pairing in early October.

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