New Program Will Connect Students and Mentors

students at networking dinner with alumni
New Program Will Connect Students and Mentors
June 10, 2019
Hartford, CT

UConn Law alumni are invited to join a new digital platform that will connect them with students in search of mentors.

Alumni may register now for the UConn School of Law group on the Husky Mentor Network, which will connect them to law students who are looking for resume help, support and advice. The network, which the university launched last year for undergraduate students, will be introduced to UConn Law students in September.

Mentors can set their own availability and specify which industry they work in, so as to best interact with students interested in their field of work. Richard Twilley, president of the UConn Law Alumni Association, said the program will provide helpful connections for the student and for the alumnus.

“This program, on top of being a fantastic resource for students and an amazing way to give back for alumni, should also help the mentors professionally,” Twilley said. “I know when I’ve had to make hiring decisions, I’ve often gone for someone I had personally worked with previously and know well. This program allows current lawyers to connect with the next generation.”

Alison Swain, the director of alumni relations at UConn Law, said she believes the program will be popular with students.

“UConn Law alumni have walked the path these students are on and have done amazing things for themselves professionally,” Swain said. “The opportunity for knowledge and mentorship this program creates for the students is invaluable.”