During Fall 2020, alumni interested in sharing their experiences and providing guidance to students registered to become Alumni BigSibs! The TJ Partnership Fund partnered with the BigSibs program to give TJ seniors the chance to have an alumnus as a mentor throughout the year.
Alumni and seniors were assigned a ‘Sib’ based on answers to the questions in their respective registration forms.
“I got the best BigSib. She is so awesome, chill, and supportive, and even researched colleges for me.” – Bella Chung (’21)
“I’m so grateful to TJPF and the BigSibs coordinators for organizing this program! It was great to have my alum Sib give me feedback, advice, and keep me accountable in finishing my essays. Best of all, I got to make a new friend!” – Eban Ebssa (’21)
“My alumni big sib was an incredibly talented writer who helped refine my essays and keep me accountable for deadlines I set myself.” – Niko Economos (’21)
In order to continue to offer networking opportunities for students and alumni during the 2020 season, we launched our Virtual Alumni Chat Sessions! All students are welcome to attend virtual Zoom video meetings to gain invaluable advice as registered alumni share their career experiences. Check out this article written by Student Ambassador Stuti Gupta describing the experience after interviewing participating alumni and students.
Virtual student-alumni chats are now closed for 2020 spring season. Check back here for more information and developments in the fall!