MUAA Mentor Program

2017-18 MUAA Mentor Program at an all-time high

The nationally recognized and award-winning program matches approximately 110 student mentees with alumni mentors in nearly 30 states.

Five Questions With... Mentor Sarah Guernsey,
Arts '94 (Emma Garry, arts mentee)

MUAA Mentor Program mentor Sarah Guernsey and mentee Emma Garry

1. What qualities do you look for and appreciate in the people you work with or hire?
I very much respond to candidates who are genuine. I also look for self-confidence and a sense of humor. But, most importantly, I love a listmaker!

2. Book you’re reading or last read?
Janesville: An American Story, by Amy Goldstein. It tells the tale of the economic and very personal hits a small Midwestern city took when a major GM plant closed— 9,000 jobs were lost. It gives a great lens on how people try to cope with loss and unemployment, and also reflects on what it means to be part of a community.

3. What’s your favorite Marquette memory?
I loved being a GDL at orientation. Do you still have the square dance? Hilarious!

4.  What are two things you think a Marquette student should do before graduation?
1. Hang out at Klode Park
2. Go to a fish fry

5. Unlike many others, you’ve worked at the same organization- the Art Institute of Chicago- since graduating from Marquette in 1994. What do you believe are keys to a successful and productive career?
You have to care about what you do! I also love that my job is dynamic and every day brings new projects, stories, and opportunities.

Sarah Guernsey, Arts '94, is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Art Institute of Chicago. This is the first year she's served in the MUAA Mentor Program.

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