We're so pleased that you'd like to be considered as a mentor for a Yale student. The pilot program, sponsored by the AYA in collaboration with our other campus partners, will arrange for a Yale College or Grad/Professional student (out of a pool of approximately 250 students) to contact you if--based on your responses below--if she/he feels that you could offer them insights as they think through life after Yale.

Although we're confident that our pilot program affords a great chance for alumni-student interaction--and we're grateful that you'd like to take part--we do ask that you keep in mind the following observations and caveats:

>We cannot assure that a participating student will contact you; not every alum who answers the questions below will have the chance to mentor a student -- in fact, it's possible that only a modest proportion of alums will be contacted (we expect that students will be choosing from among a pool of at least 500 alums).

>By providing the information below, you agree to make such information available to students who are considering asking for a mentoring relationship.

> You agree to keep in complete confidence any and all information that you receive initially and/or as the result of dialogues that you may have with one or more students.

> You acknowledge that -- as a precondition to your mentor/mentee dialogue -- (i) you  will be expected to take part in an orientation call, (ii) confirm that you have read and understand orientation materials, and (iii) affirmatively state that you have read and understand certain Yale policies relating to interactions with students.

> You understand and acknowledge that this is an informal/pilot program; and that the nature of your possible dialogue(s) with students (and whether, when, where and how they choose to maintain such dialogues) cannot be predicted.

> You understand and acknowledge that of the utmost importance is the well-being of our students (they lead busy lives, and need to find their own way into--and out of--dialogues that may develop as part of this mentoring program); your patience with them will be crucial.

>If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact stephen.blum@yale.edu .

> Because this is a pilot program, your feedback during and after the event will be critical in determining the value of the pilot and in making improvements in the future; please be sure to fill out the post-pilot survey if/when you receive it.

We're grateful to you for investing the time to answer the questions below. We hope to meet you very soon.

Stephen Blum
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (AYA)
Resident Fellow, Branford College
917-297-5904
stephen.blum@yale.edu

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