The Hamilton Lugar School strongly believes in the power of mentorship to improve professional growth opportunities. Our program matches HLS students with a professional mentor in the student’s area of interest to grow their network, understand their ideal career path, and offer a lifelong mentorship.
The 2021-22 program begins in October.
Who they are
Participating mentors are alumni and friends of HLS with careers in global fields, ranging private, public and nonprofit sectors. Some work at places like Eli Lilly, Booz Allen Hamilton, US Department of State, The International Center, and the Embassy of Qatar, while others are pursuing graduate degrees in law, public affairs, and international studies.
Mentors meet with students at least once a month (virtually, for now) to grow their relationship, offering advice on studies and careers and answering questions such as:
- What was an experience you found essential in your academic career that led to your professional career?
- What kind of internships did you participate in that helped you get to your current position?
- How has your career path changed from when you were in college to now?