CHAOS THEORY states that it’s the tiny things that change the world: chance meetings, opportunities seized or missed. Out of chaos come events that can have unexpected effects far in the future.
This is certainly true for the many connections made this past year between students—current and future—and Arts & Science alumni. The generosity of alumni who volunteer as mentors, advisers and ambassadors produces effects that may not be fully understood until years later.
The Faculty’s mentorship and ambassador programs recognize that for many students the linear process of earning a degree doesn’t align with the shifting interests and rapid personal development of the university years.
Students looking for advice and ideas can benefit equally from a sustained mentorship, or from a brief but significant conversation at an Industry Night, Mentorship Meal or Speed Networking event, or even a chat over coffee.
For both students and alumni, these interactions can be transformative: they signal the emergence, out of the chaos, of a new sense of purpose and direction.
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