Student Stories

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.

Amy Casebolt

"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."

Kellianne Elliott

"I began considering a career in the legal field, and decided to participate in SPU’s mentorship program to learn more about this work."

Becca Gorrie

“[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.”

Robby Grant

“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?”

Aly Wilken

“I was pretty nervous about finding a mentor specific to the area I wanted to work in, but surprisingly, and thankfully, I did.”

Lauren Giese

“I think my biggest takeaway for mentoring was having someone see potential in you that you don't see in yourself.”

Jordan Bettencourt

“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.”

Felix Amenyo

“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.”

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