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Career Mentor Network

Welcome to Cougar Connect!  Are you an Alumni looking for a chance to give back, or a student looking to further your educational experience? If you answered ‘Yes’ to either of those questions, this is the place for you! What is Cougar Connect? Well….


Cougar Connect is a mentor network program supported by the Alumni Affairs and Career Services offices. This program connects students to professionals in their desired career fields to provide educational experiences which promote intellectual and social growth through:

  1. Matching students with mentors based on similar career interests to participate in 1:1 Mentor-Mentee interactions
  2. Providing a database of mentors as a resource for career planning and educational needs

Program Outcomes:

  1. To facilitate greater access to professional resources
  2. To reduce social distance and provide exposure to different community and workplace cultures
  3. To allow alumni to maintain or increase engagement with the college
  4. To impart professional and/or alumni knowledge, experience, and expertise to current GCC students
  5. To increase student retention by developing a student’s intrinsic motivation to achieve

Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial relationship for all parties involved in Cougar Connect in order to further our institution’s goal of educating the community.  Please take the time to complete the applications below in order to apply for the program.  We look forward to working with you!

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