Over the past 23 years, the Mentor Program has connected hundreds of Seattle Pacific students with professionals in the Pacific Northwest, across the country, and internationally. Here are just a few of the students’ stories about their experiences.
"One of the most important things about having a mentor is that connection to people. Because when you are connected to your mentor, you get connected with their network."
"I began considering a career in the legal field, and decided to participate in SPU’s mentorship program to learn more about this work."
“[My mentor] really surprised me by saying that this is what this about…this relationship is to be with you in those doubts, it’s okay if you’re not sure… I am still here for you.”
“As I was approaching leaving SPU, I had no idea of what I wanted to do. I wanted to talk to someone who had made it. Is what I’m experiencing normal?”
“I was pretty nervous about finding a mentor specific to the area I wanted to work in, but surprisingly, and thankfully, I did.”
“I think my biggest takeaway for mentoring was having someone see potential in you that you don't see in yourself.”
“I’m thanking my 19 year-old self because I wouldn’t be in the position I’m at now if I hadn’t participated in the Mentor Program.”
“I feel like if everyone is able to enroll in the Mentor Program and interact with all these different mentors, it just makes life easier.”