Student Alumni Mentoring Program (SAM)

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This program was established in 2012 to bring students and alumni together to help pave the way for students to succeed at USF and beyond. It also provides our alumni with great reason to stay engaged with their alma mater! We hope you can share what you learned as a USF student and in your professional career to those students following in your footsteps. For students, we hope you will learn from the successes of those former students who graduated before you.

SAM runs six months (November through April) during each academic year and partners with our Career Success Center creating a robust program for both students and alumni. View our “Road Map to Success” to see what kind of relationship this fosters and events we host.

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Testimonials

"I first joined SAM as a mentor because I wished that this program had been available when I was an undergrad student. Soon after becoming a mentor, I discovered an amazing opportunity in which the mentor and the mentee truly learn from one another. Not only did I grow professionally, but I was able to be part of someone else’s journey into an amazing career."
Erika Martinez
Erika Martinez '11, '15, '18
Alumni Mentor
"SAM has helped me to connect-to-purpose with my mentees as to why University of St. Francis is such a special place, how our school is truly different than other institutions of higher learning and most importantly, once you graduate, you are always part of the USF family. It is our responsibility as alumni to pay it forward to current students, and I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of SAM."
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Alan Randolph ’07
Alumni Mentor
"SAM has given me the ability to grow personally and professionally by understanding the differences in various generations. It allows me to live our Franciscan values through service, thus continuing my roots at USF and on campus. Having an opportunity to impact the life of a student while impacting my own in a positive manner is a win-win in my book!"
Keith Schomig
Keith Schomig '13, '17
Alumni Mentor
"As a student at USF, and a member of the SAM program, I was able to grow as an individual. My mentor taught me how to ask the right questions and important skills that are vital to my path to medicine."
Samreen Mushtaheed
Samreen Mushtaheed
Student Mentee
"The Student Alumni Mentoring program has had such a positive impact on my life! The personal career guidance and professional development that my mentor shared helped me realize exactly what I wanted to do in my future."
Elizabeth Badalamenti
Liz Badalamenti
Student Mentee
“USF‘s SAM program has been one of the most beneficial and helpful programs for me. It has given me the opportunity to learn how to communicate professionally and network with people
in my field.”
Nicole Kulon
Nicole Kulon
Student Mentee

More Information

Contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM or alumni@stfrancis.edu.