Mentor Program Kick-Off Event Draws 150

The 2015-2016 Knowlton School Alumni Society’s Mentor Program kicked-off the year with a Fall Mixer in September at the Short North Pint House. Approximately 150 Mentors and mentees attended the mixer to meet with their respective Mentor Teams and to define their goals for the program year. Attendees from the Knowlton School included Director Mike Cadwell, Architecture Section Head Rob Livesey, Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator Karin Gillund and Student Services manager Angi Beer (BSLA ’01, MCRP ’08).

The Mentor Program was created in 2013 and has seen a steady growth in participation among students and local professionals to nearly 200 participants. The mission of the Mentor Program is to foster an exchange of professional ideas, friendship and expertise among Knowlton students and professionals in the disciplines of architecture, city and regional planning and landscape architecture. The program matches Knowlton students (mentees) with experienced professionals (mentors) for guidance and support, while offering mentors an opportunity to strengthen ties with future leaders.

Mentor Teams are suggested to meet a minimum of five times throughout the academic school year through opportunities such as one-on-one mentoring, office visits, luncheons and various networking events.

The Knowlton School Alumni Society will host its inaugural Mentor Panel Event on Thursday, January 21, 2016, which will provide an opportunity for Mentor Teams to hear from a panel of entry level and mid-upper level professionals in the industries of architecture, city and regional planning, and landscape architecture. The Society will precede the Panel Event with their Annual Meeting and Board Elections.

If you are interested in attending the Annual Meeting or Mentor Panel Event, please email Karin Gillund for more information.