Kapaun Mt. Carmel Alumni Association is proud to launch a new networking event - KMC College Mentor Day
Young Alums will offer keen insight for current students. The KMC Alumni Association, in conjunction with the KMC Counseling Department, will host their first ever COLLEGE MENTOR DAY reception and panel discussion in January 2016. We will be actively recruiting young alumni from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 to participate in the event geared toward helping current juniors make informed decisions about the college selection and application process.
The grads will respond to a series of prepared questions ranging from how to choose the right college, what steps to take now as a junior, what prepared you the most for college, what classes made the most impact, and general advice to juniors making college decisions. Another topic the grads will discuss is the impact of Advanced Placement courses offered at KMC.
After the panel discussion adjourns, the juniors will mingle with the grads, asking individual questions and finding out more about life on campus.
The KMC Counseling Department is excited about this new outreach opportunity. "Having young alumni take time out of their semester break to talk about their college experience to current students will be terrific. Hearing the grads say how they’ve benefited from their KMC education will be a testimony not only to their parents for making the decision to send them here, but to our various academic departments who have invested so much time, effort, and dedication to helping our students succeed."
The Kapaun Mt. Carmel Alumni Association, in cooperation with the Development and Counseling Departments, is proud to offer the Career Mentor Program. This is a wonderful opportunity that is open to all juniors currently enrolled at KMC.
What is the purpose of the Career Mentor Program?
1. To give KMC juniors exposure to various career paths that they would not ordinarily gain in a classroom setting, therefore enhancing their ethical leadership skills.
2. To provide MCA, CKM and KMC alumni the opportunity to give career guidance and insight to KMC juniors, empowering them to influence their personal career choice.
3. To strengthen the quality of KMC’s leadership program through the connection of our two most important resources - students and alumni - in order for ethical choices to influence the greater community.
How does the program work?
KMC alumni volunteer to spend time at their workplace or establish an email relationship with a junior who has indicated an interest in their particular career field. A typical day on site may include a tour of the mentor’s workplace; discussion of what the mentor does, how they achieved success in their career, and the moral choices they have faced at work.
Students are responsible for securing transportation to and from the mentor’s workplace and for arranging their absence from school with the school office. With appropriate parent and teacher approval, Career Mentor visits are considered excused absences. Email exchanges are conducted in a professional manner and may be subject to review.
How do students get involved?
Mrs. Aimee Dester, KMC Counseling Department Chair, will introduce the Career Mentor Program to juniors in the fall. Students interested in pursuing the Career Mentor Program should coordinate requests through Mrs. Dester by February 1, 2016.
Once a career choice is made, she will conduct a preliminary meeting with the student to discuss what interests the student has within the field of their choice. She will then make the match between student and alumni mentor. Help is offered to prepare students to make the initial phone call to the mentor, and instruction on the proper workplace etiquette may be given.
If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for the Career Mentor Program, please contact Chenay Sloan in the Development Office at (316)636-9612.