Connecting with Grinnell Alumni

Eager to start building connections with Grinnell alumni?  Learn more about Student-Alum Virtual Meetups and MentorGrinnell as two ways to connect with and learn from alumni.

Student-Alum Virtual Meetups

  • Purpose: To provide students and alumni an opportunity to briefly meet and talk about common professional interests in a speed-networking format.
  • Duration: Each virtual meetup lasts approximately 60 minutes; each brief conversation lasts 9-10 minutes, typically.
  • Features:
    • Students may review profiles of participating alumni when registering and select particular profiles they would like match with.
    • Participants receive an email digest following the event with the names of individuals with whom they met along with their contact information and any notes taken during the conversation.
Spring 2024 ScheduleDate | TimeRegistration Link
Health ProfessionsFebruary 1 | 7:00-8:15pm
Government, Law + Policy February 22 | 7:00-8:15pm
Education, Counseling + LibrariesMarch 6 | 7:00-8:15pm
Business + FinanceApril 18 | 7:00-8:15pm


  • Purpose: To provide students and alumni an opportunity to engage in a structured mentoring relationship moderated virtually through the Together platform.
  • Duration: Student-alumni mentoring pairs will typically meet for one hour per week over a period of 5 to 6 weeks.
  • Features:
    • Students can either select the alumni they want to meet with, or they will be matched based on common areas of interest and connection (based on information provided during the registration process).
    • MentorGrinnell is a great opportunity to develop more substantive relationships where insight, guidance, and support can be extended.
Spring 2024 ScheduleStart/End DateRegistration DeadlineInterest Form Links
Health Professions Mentoring CohortFebruary 2 to March 8, 2024January 28Interest Form
Government, Law + Policy CohortFebruary 23 to April 5, 2024February 18Interest Form
Education, Counseling + Library Science CohortMarch 7 to April 11, 2024March 3Interest Form
Business + Finance CohortApril 5 to May 10, 2024March 31Interest Form