The University of St. Thomas


Student-Alumni Mentoring (SAM)

Sponsored by the Student Alumni Council and the Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Student-Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program, began nearly two decades ago and is the preeminent undergraduate mentoring program at the University of St. Thomas. In line with the university's mission of "educating students to become morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good,” the program draws upon the expertise and passion of alumni to effect professional growth in St. Thomas students.

Alumni mentors provide career advice on networking, job searching, interviewing, balancing life obligations and other life-skills knowledge to undergraduate students in all academic areas. The SAM program focuses on matching students with junior status.

Beginning early in the spring semester of the students’ junior year, and lasting throughout the summer and fall semester of their senior year, the program occurs at an integral time in students’ academic careers. Alumni-student pairs meet on an ongoing basis over the year-long term, and are required to attend an orientation event in February.

Registration for the 2014 SAM program is now closed.

    For more details about SAM, please review the program handbook.