College Alumni Mentoring Series (CAMS)

The College Alumni Mentoring Series engages students and alumni in mentoring relationships to help students determine how their current academic paths coincide with career aspirations. The series is composed of events that help to facilitate students’ understanding of life beyond Penn.

  • Mentoring Meals (small groups of students and an alum, usually over lunch)
  • Themed Programs (larger audience of students and a panel of alumni from a particular field)

These meetings are not intended to be job interviews or a means to securing an internship, but instead provide an opportunity to build a relationship with alumni who want to share their life experiences and advice with current students. We would hope that mentors and students maintain an on-going dialogue without expectations of future employment opportunities.

The mentoring meals allow a small group of eight to twelve students the opportunity to meet with an alum to talk about their personal interests and goals in a smaller, relaxed setting. Themed programs tend to be larger, and give students an opportunity to experience a spectrum of career opportunities within a specific field by interacting with a panel of alumni and their fellow students.

Please return in Fall 2019 for more CAMS Events.

Spring 2019

Ilana Gromis C'11, Director, Strategy & Operations at WeWork

Ali Haroon, Senior Advisor to Värde Partners

Roundtable with:
Elijah Dornstreich C’97, Vice President, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Jill Evans C’88, Director – North America Securities Services, Citi
Caitlin Ferry C’08, Relationship Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman
Jane Kitain C’16, Portfolio Management Associate, FS Investments

Roundtable with Alumns of the Penn in Washington program

Seth Berkowitz, C’04,  Founder, Insomnia Cookies

Roundtable on Sustainability with:
Rebecca Fleischman C’14, Environment Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Niva Kramek C’06, Special Assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Doug Miller C’12, Origin Market Development Manager, Energy Web Foundation
James Palardy C’04, Project Director, Conversation Science Program, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Kriti Sehgal C’04, CEO, Pure Fare

Webinar with:
Alexandra Bronk C’98, Global Head of Operations & Production, YouTube Spaces
Carrie A. Davis C’97, Chief Communications Office at Live Nation Entertainment
Zuri Rice C’04, Nickelodeon Senior VP, Short-Form Original Content
Logan Steinhardt C’11, Founder/Producer, Wandering Bard