BSU Alumni Mentee Networking Policy
Career Services requests that a BSU student or alumni, when contacting a BSU Alumni Mentor:
Conduct him or herself in an ethical and professional manner. This includes preparing a professional letter of introduction before contacting the Alumni Mentor, developing questions in advance of the informational interview, and dressing professionally if interviewing in person.
Anticipate interviewing the Alumni Mentor for no more than a half hour, unless the interview time is extended by the mentor.
If arranging an in-person informational interview, schedule the networking to take place in a commercially zoned office space or in a public place during regular business hours. Informational interviews should never take place at a private home, a home/office arrangement, or a hotel room.
Keep confidential any sensitive or personal information received from or in conversation with an Alumni Mentor.
Send a thank you letter after an on-line or in-person networking session.
Never ask an Alumni Mentor, with whom you have networked, for an internship or a job. Networking should not be used for internship or job placement, recruitment, solicitation or personal means.