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    UW Alumni Sharing Career Advice with New Graduates

    November 15, 2017

    By now you may have heard that the UW Alumni Association in partnership with the UW Advising, Career and Exploratory Studies Center is working together to offer the “Cowboy 2 Cowboy” mentoring program for current students exploring career options (usually juniors and seniors). The program pairs a UW alum with a current student for a brief (15-20 minute) phone call for the student to conduct an informational interview. It is an opportunity for the student to learn about a career in a specific industry and to begin to network in that field. The program was very successful for a handful of students last year, but to make a much bigger impact we need many more alumni to become mentors. I was back in Laramie for Homecoming speaking to several students in October and a couple of students mentioned they were registered on Handshake looking for mentors in their industry.  

    By signing-up as a mentor you are agreeing to have a UW student or UWAA staff member contact you to schedule the informational interview. Our alumni have so much to share with our students and signing-up with the basic profile takes about 10 minutes. To register go to and follow prompts to sign-up as a mentor.

    I am asking you to volunteer about 30 minutes of your time (10 minutes now and 20 minutes down the road for the interview) if you’d be willing. This is a great way to give back. As a former UW student, I would have loved to have had this opportunity and the ability to connect to a fellow alum for career advice. Over the past year, I have conducted several of these interviews and I have found them to be beneficial to the students and rewarding for me as a great way to give back to UW.

    Thank you for your consideration,


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    Tim Wilson

    UWAA Board President

    P.S. Detailed registration instructions can be found here.