Blue Devil Bridges
Blue Devil Bridges (BDB) is a new alumni mentorship program that connects current Duke students to volunteer alumni mentors. The program aims to foster alumni-student mentorship to aid student development, build a sense of community, and engage and connect alumni with current Duke students. The program was piloted in the Fall of 2023 primarily using Qualtrics— this initial iteration yielded about 1200 signups from students and an almost equal number of alumni volunteers.
A team of students will work with the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Duke Student Government (DSG), the Duke Alumni Engagement & Development Office (AED), the Duke Career Center and other stakeholders to define a sustainable intake workflow process and build an initial application that will allow for the creation and implementation of the matching algorithm that Blue Devil Bridges uses to match mentors and mentees.