SP2 Mentor Collective

Cultivate your network and thrive in your career with an SP2 alumni mentor.

The SP2 Mentor Collective creates one-on-one connections between students and SP2 alumni mentors. Together, we’re building a meaningful, collaborative community of practitioner-scholars across the country.

As a student you’ll be paired with an SP2 graduate who’s invested in your success — someone ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and seize opportunities. Through your alumni mentor, you’ll learn what to expect during your degree program and gain valuable career advice.

How It Works

Step 1

SP2 students are matched with an alumni mentor based on shared interests, background, academic trajectory, and professional aspirations.

Step 2

Students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

Step 3

Once you are matched with your mentor, you both decide how and how often to connect.

Step 4

A text message introduces mentor and mentee so that the two can connect and begin building a relationship.

“[My mentor has helped me with] balancing coursework and making time for myself. [My mentor] helped me to consider doing a daily self-care activity, weekly activity, and something I can do once or twice a month for self-care. We decided to be accountability partners for self-care.”

Leighanna, MSW ’23, SP2 Mentee

Why Get Involved?

Your alumni mentor understands the experience of being a student and can help you learn to balance the demands of school, family, work, internship, and/or field placement. A mentor provides insights into successfully building academic and professional networks and positioning yourself for success at SP2 and beyond.

Apply to be a Student Mentee

Tips for Mentees

  • Be responsive.
  • Plan; have an agenda for your meetings.
  • Be aware of time – yours and your mentor’s.
  • Communicate and follow-up when needed.
  • Be open to feedback and suggestions.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Contact the SP2 Student Affairs Office with additional questions.

Want to be an Alumni Mentor?

Two women in discussion

“I feel lucky to have been matched with someone who was so close to what I was looking for in a mentor. Very excited to keep connecting.”

Norah, DSW ’24, SP2 Mentee

Contact Us

Jennifer Jones Clinkscales,

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

215 746 5895

215 573 2099 (fax)


Bryanna Bonner, MA

Associate Director of Student Affairs

215 898 5503

215 573 2099 (fax)