Get Involved

Whether you attend Alumni Reunion Weekend, encourage prospective students to visit campus, or share helpful career guidance with current students, staying involved with Mount Mercy is more important (and easier) than ever!

Top 10 Ways to Stay Involved

The Alumni Mentor Program is designed to bring together current Mount Mercy students and recent graduates with seasoned alumni who possess an abundance of knowledge and experience in their related career fields. The program is intended to help those entering the workforce build relationships with alumni and others who can offer useful career advice and professional development tips. You decide how and when to communicate and what works best for your relationship. 

Benefits to Students
Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge about industries related to their majors, and perspectives of organizational cultures and business etiquitte. The objective is to help students develop self-awareness and self-discipline, and a sense of connectedness within thier industry.

Mentors can assist you with information and tips on topics such as:

  • Academic Enrichment (course selection, study skills, internship recommendations, guidance on professional development, and continuing education)
  • Career Advice (job shadowing, résumé critiques, interviewing tips, general career guidance)
  • Personal Development (networking, work/life balance, community involvement)

Benefits to Mentors
Mentors serve as role models and coaches for succession opportunties in their respective industries thereby sharing their experience and knowledge to prepare students for future leadership roles within their organizations and communities.

Mentors have an opportunty to "pay it forward" by helping students make the transition from academics to the professional workforce, and to navigate the often complex business culture that many have never experienced. Mentors serve as a friendly resource for students to ask questons and seek advice which they might not feel comfortable asking an employer or professor. 

Mentors also have the opportuntiy to enhance their coaching, communication, and interpersonal skills as a result of their work with the students.

The Process

Sign-up Process for Students

  1. Complete the student registration form; and submit it.
  2. Wait for your form to be reviewed. You will be contacted by a program lead to get you connected with a mentor.

NOTE: Our program is open to all undergraduate and master’s students.

STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM

Sign-up Process for Alumni

  1. Complete the mentor registration form; and submit it.
  2. You will be contacted by a program leader as soon as a student registration comes in that matches your registration.

MENTOR REGISTRATION FORM

The Matching Process

As student registrations are received, they will be evaluated based on goals, major(s), and career interests. Each student will then be matched with an alumnus/alumna who has indicated interest in mentoring a student in related areas. Students will be introduced to their prospective alumni mentors via e-mail. At this point, it is the responsibility of the student and the mentor to identify goals and activities for developing the relationship. 

Do you know of any future Mustangs?

Mount Mercy University relies on student enrollment, and you can help us grow! If you have family members, friends, or neighbors who would be a great future Mustangs, let us know by filling out the form below. When talking to prospective students, you are Mount Mercy's best advocate. You can encourage prospective students to apply and help them through the admission process. After you complete the form, we'll contact the prospective student and let them know we want to welcome them as a Mustang!

Alumni Referral Form

The Office of Alumni Relations works with our campus and throughout the community on a variety of volunteer opportunities. Through our Alumni Volunteer Network, you have the opportunity to give back to campus and the greater community. Here are a few of the many ways to get involved:

Career Services Volunteer
We are in search of alumni who are interested in mentoring current students, willing to come back to campus and share their experiences, and employers interested in hiring our extremely qualified graduates. Interested? Contact Career Services for more info.

Event Support
Volunteer to help staff special events like Scholarship Day and Alumni Reunion Weekend. These events make for great opportunities to see old friends, and to meet current students and their families.

Student Recruitment
Become involved with recruiting events through the Office of Admissions. You will receive training and be given all the materials you need. This is a great way to share your story with prospective students and to help them understand the benefits of MMU.

Regional Resource
This is a way to be engaged with MMU from wherever you are in the world. Serve as an area reference for recent graduates in your area, be willing to host an event in your area, or simply serve as a resource during our event planning process.

Facilitate Mercy Pride
There are many ways to show your MMU Pride: display your diploma in your office, wear blue and yellow on Fridays, attend MMU Athletics events, or hang an MMU poster in your classroom!

Sign up here

Giving back with your time and talent are two of the most important ways to stay connected with your alma mater. Speaking to a student group is beneficial to both you and our students.

  • Did you graduate in the last 10 years? Share your career path.
  • Are you an expert in your field? Impart your wisdom.
  • Do you have your master’s? Help undergrads prepare for their journey.
  • Life after graduation can be difficult—your advice can be beneficial!

Interested? Contact us.

Development & Alumni Relations
319-368-6468
alumni@mtmercy.edu

Keep us updated with your current information, or let us know about any exciting things happening in your life!

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