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Student mentor program kicks off new year

11/5/2004 —

Penn State Wilkes-Barre recently kicked off its 2004-2005 Student Mentor Program with a luncheon in Hayfield House on the campus in Lehman. This program is sponsored by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society in cooperation with the campus Career Services Center. It is a non-credit program intended to help students make informed choices about potential careers, pairing second-year students with professional members of the community who work in their respective fields of interest. It is not an internship, but a series of hands-on work experiences and meetings to help students learn more about the careers they have chosen. This year, students will be exposed to education, business, engineering, and human services professions.

Mentors identify opportunities in their every day professional activities that will allow students to increase their knowledge of the profession. They include the students in as many aspects of their career as possible and can also provide valuable networking experiences.

Anyone interested in becoming a mentor or in obtaining more information about the program may contact Dan Downey, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, at 570-675-9208 or e-mail: dpd10@psu.edu.

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