PCSC Tiger Mentors

To foster a closer-knit alumni community, PCSC Tiger Mentors partners experienced alumni mentor-volunteers with recently-graduated alumni applicants in the same professional field: to help the newer alumni navigate their way in the real world and take their first practical steps toward achieving their occupational dreams.

Our Goals

Foster Closer Alumni Community

Promote Practical Professional Advancement

Expand Princeton’s Real-World Impact In Southern California

 
 

Being a Mentee

+ Welcome to the Real World! Like many recent alumni, you may have a direction you want your career to take, but no specific idea how to get yourself there. If only you had someone in your vocational field who could share their experience with you, give you detailed guidance and make specific introductions to help you along, and serve as your chief cheerleader and coach as you take your first steps into the professional world. Well, now you can! Through the PCSC Tiger Mentors program, you can have ....

someone knowledgeable in your corner to help you formulate and execute your professional plan. Through monthly-minimum check-ins, quarterly face-to-face brainstorming, and one-on-one guidance, your mentor can help you focus your goals, identify the right people to contact and places to be, and learn the little sometimes-unwritten tips that can be the make-or-break difference to professional success.

Eligibility: To be eligible to be a Mentee, an alumnus/alumna must: (1) have been a graduate of Princeton for less than 10 years (but priority will be given to Mentee applicants who have been a Princeton graduate for less than 5 years); (2) be genuinely interested in pursuing a career in the mentorship professional offering selected; (3) be a resident in the PCSC region; and (4) sign the Mentee Commitment Pledge.

Mentorship Term: Tiger Mentors are assigned for one-year terms, beginning in October of a given year and running through September of the following year.

Duties of a Mentee: As explained more fully in the Mentee Pledge, mentees commit to the steps spelled out in the Mentee Pledge, which are designed to promote productive, efficient, confidential, and respectful use of their Tiger Mentor’s time and resources.

Ratio: Generally, a Tiger Mentor is assigned no more than two (2) mentees – to facilitate personalized attention and build deeper alumni bonds.

Application: To request a Tiger Mentor, click the Apply link below or email us (with “Mentee Application” in the subject line at: princeton.tiger.mentors.pcsc@gmail.com.

Application Deadline & Process: Applications must be submitted to the PCSC Mentorship Committee no later than August 31 to be eligible for the Mentorship Term beginning October 1 of that year. Notifications of mentees’ acceptance into the program, wait-listing, or non-acceptance should be transmitted by September 30.

Becoming a Mentor

+ Looking to boost your karma? Eager to share your wisdom? Wouldn’t it be great if you could help someone avoid all of the heartaches, mistakes, pitfalls, and misery that you went through way back when you were first starting out? Well, now you can! Through the PCSC Tiger Mentors program, you can expand your sterling reputation into the realm of legend: by nurturing a newbie as they strive to take their first professional steps in the Real World – fostering...

our alumni community and advancing not only your mentees’ careers, but your own, as you volunteer your precious time, your unmatched wisdom, and your unique experience.

Eligibility: To be eligible to be a Tiger Mentor, an alumnus/alumna must: (1) have been a graduate of Princeton for at least 5 years; (2) have at least 5 years’ full-time experience in the professional field in which he/she is volunteering as a Tiger Mentor; (3) sign the Mentor Commitment Pledge; (4) be a resident or do frequent business in the PCSC region; and (5) be at least 5 years older than the Mentee to be assigned.

Mentorship Term: Tiger Mentors are assigned for one-year terms, beginning in October of a given year and running through September of the following year.

Duties of a Mentor: As explained more fully in the Mentor Pledge, Tiger Mentors must commit to: (a) serve their full one-year term; (b) have at least four in-person meetings with their mentee, preferably including their initial goal-setting/brainstorming discussion; (c) conduct monthly check-in contacts with each of their mentees – in-person, by phone/voice, or by text/email/social media; (d) make at least one chaperoned introduction to a person in their shared profession who might be able to help the mentee move closer toward his/her professional goals; and (e) comply with the Mentor Pledge guidelines to avoid ghosting, discourtesy, or impropriety with mentees.

Ratio: Generally, a Tiger Mentor is assigned no more than two (2) mentees – to facilitate personalized attention and build deeper alumni bonds. However, upon written request by the Tiger Mentor, select Tiger Mentors may be assigned up to five (5) mentees.

Application: To volunteer to be a Tiger Mentor, click the Apply link below or email us (with “Mentor Application” in the subject line at: princeton.tiger.mentors.pcsc@gmail.com.

Application Deadline & Process: Applications must be submitted to the PCSC Mentorship Committee no later than May 31 to be eligible for the Mentorship Term beginning October 1 of that year. Mentor-applicants are then interviewed in an informal setting by a member of the PCSC Mentorship Committee: to ensure program fit and to be a resource for any questions the applicant may have about the program. Notifications of mentor-applicants’ acceptance into the program, wait-listing, or non-acceptance should be transmitted by June 30.