Announcements

Interview Series

2021 New Series - Interviews with Professionals

We are looking for professionals who would like to be featured in our upcoming Interview series for 2021.  You'll have the opportunity to share about yourself, your current role and why you are so passionate to be a mentor for CAMP. 

Contact the CAMP team for more info on camp@vibrantpittsburgh 

User Stories

My real thoughts about mentoring

I've always scoffed at the term "mentor." So many friends from my major would brag about their incredible mentors, and I felt like it was all for show. But as I've grown older, I've found that there have been key conversations with alumni that have been formative to my career. You could call those "mentoring moments." Because of those moments, I joined this mentoring program with the hopes that I could give back a bit, and it has been such a gratifying experience. I've enjoyed meeting these fantastic students and hearing their accomplishments and dreams. I've been able to challenge and encourage along the way, but mainly, I've been impressed. I feel like our community will be in good hands in the next 50 years.

My real thoughts about mentoring

High Impact Experience

I entered college with a clear sense of who I was and where I wanted to go. It wasn't until my sophomore Creative Writing course that I realized my dreams of becoming a writer were probably not going to become true. While I was a pretty good writer, I started to learn that I didn't really enjoy it like I used to, and my interests were leading me toward public health. This threw me for a loop, so I decided to join this mentoring program to see if I could gain some guidance from an alum who had experienced a similar change in focus. I had such a great experience with Ms. Johnson. She had walked in my shoes before and led me through a difficult but rewarding discernment process on what my values, interests, personality, and skills really were. I'm still in that process, but I am forever grateful to my incredible mentoring for walking alongside me on this path.

High Impact Experience