Mentoring Program


The Mentoring Program at the Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center was created to bring Alumni, Faculty, PSU Administrators, Friends of Penn State, and Students to jointly exchange knowledge in financial literacy, discuss financial and life skills topics of interest, strategize, and create financial plans with the sole focus on reaching financial security and freedom. This program is for financial and life skills educational purposes only and is not intended for any participant to promote, advertise, endorse, buy or sell products or services.

The program allows students to explore topics like budgeting, student loans borrowing and repayment, credit card and debt management, and all other financial literacy topics of interest with an alumni mentor. Our alumni have a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, talents and interests. The program is designed to leverage this diversity in order to provide students with a broader perspective on financial planning.

Mission and Goals

The Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center is committed to provide students with the resources needed to make informed decisions regarding money management. This mentoring program is open to all Penn State interested alumni in establishing successful relationships with Penn State students. The focus of this mentoring program is to bridge connections between Penn State Alumni and Penn State students to achieve the following:

  • Provide a fulfilling opportunity for students to learn about the science and art of money management to achieve financial security and freedom and a long life of financial wellness from experienced alumni working in their field of interest
  • Provide a fulfilling opportunity for alumni to be involved with the Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center by sharing their financial knowledge and experience with our students

Join Program

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please check out our self-study module on effective mentoring. This module will cover expectations of the mentor as well as provide tools and activities to use with your mentee.

The Penn State Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center uses LionLink as the application platform for the mentoring program – If this is your first time using LionLink, you will be asked to create an account and be confirmed prior to being able to access our program.  Please feel free to email or call the center at (814) 863-0214 for questions and assistance in the application process.