Biological Sciences School Students and Alumni Connect for Professional Development

November 19, 2014

Mentor Reception_116_155-finalAn important aspect in growing one’s career is having one or more valued mentors sharing their personal growth and guidance. The Biological Sciences School fosters these valued relationships through the Biological Sciences School Mentor Program. One cornerstone of the program is the annual Mentor Program Kick-off Reception, held November 17, where more than 200 current students and 50 mentors, almost all Biological Sciences School Alumni, met for personal and professional development. This is the largest crowd to-date for the Mentor Program, which continues to grow each year. There are a total of 156 mentors and 269 mentees in this year’s program.

Dean LaFerla opened the reception sharing remarks about the crucial impact mentors have had in his career and encouraging students and mentors alike to foster these relationships for years to come. The event is also a wonderful opportunity for the alumni to give back.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to Biological Sciences School students, please contact Alyssa Sanchez at If you’re interested in giving back to the Biological Sciences School, please contact Andrew DiNuzzo at For more information visit