ALUMNAE Professional Networking
Over the past 20 years, our sorority has grown to become a great resource for active sisters and Alumnae to network and facilitate professional growth. The Mentorship Program, initiated in 2005, allows each of us to utilize the vast industries and experiences that is available within one grounded familiarity, a deep rooted connection - sisterhood. Starting Fall 2014, in conjunction with the National APIA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), aKDPhi began using VineUp, an online platform to pair mentor/mentee relationships and to expand our growing online network.
As a graduated sister, you may recall your experience as an active or a newly graduate alumna, looking for guidance on next steps in your career. At that time, you may have benefited from speaking to Alumnae in your respective chapter. By leveraging VineUp and becoming a mentor to an active, associate sister, or fellow alumna, this will give you an opportunity to reach across our expanding organization and share your experiences and knowledge with a mentee who is eager to learn and grow.
Let us help you create your online network today! Registration information can be found below.
For questions, please contact the NAB Professional Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Alumnae Sisters - Make the decision to become a mentor today; help guide more of our younger sisters to develop into leaders, to help them reach their aspirations and goals. Or if you are embarking on a second career, apply to be a Mentee to take advantage of our expansive Alumnae network to help your transition.
Active & Associate Sisters – Take advantage of the vast amount of knowledge held within our alumnae population. Make the decision to participate in the Mentorship Program and learn from the best leaders within our organization.
Q: What is VineUp?
A: The VineUp community is our fantastic resource full of international careers and information. Included are jobs and internships provided by our administrators, fellow graduates, and our partners. Once you register for VineUp, you are able to post job vacancies and internships to our community free of charge.
The community is designed to support the sharing of skills and foster an environment that encourages mentoring relationships within our alumnae as well as communication between our actives and alumnae. Within the community, we are hoping to connect our brightest actives with alumnae, who may be able to spare a few minutes a month to share advice and tips online or inperson.
Choosing to share your knowledge with our actives and fellow alumnae will help to provide our future world leaders with the best start that we could possibly wish for them.
Q: How do I Join?
A: In order to join the Mentorship program, please follow the steps below:
1. Visit VineUp to create an account
2. Use either your LinkedIn or Facebook account to connect to VineUp (access code is no longer required)
3. VineUp will send you a verification email; complete the registration process by verifying your email address
On the main page you will have the options to register manually or you can connect via your Facebook or LinkedIn making registration and updating of your profile information incredibly easy.
During your registration process you will be prompted to enter the special access code provided to you in your confirmation email. This code will only be requested once and you will not need to memorize it. Once you have completed the steps you will have to verify your email address then, once your profile has been approved by our administrators, you will be able to access the community.
Q: How do I find a mentor on VineUp?
A: Once you enrolled for VineUp:
- Navigate to the People tab
- Search for available mentors by using work, education, skill, etc. filters (Mentors are denoted with a blue star on the top left corner of the profile)
- Once you find a Mentor who you would like to connect with, navigate to their profile and select Request Mentorship
Remember, the Mentorship Program is Mentee driven and that mentees drive all communications and interactions between the pair.