Become a Mentor 

Who is a mentor?

A mentor is a working professional, usually Manhattan College alum. Mentors tend to be good listeners, guides, advisors, advocates, non-judgmental friends and facilitators. The ultimate goal of the mentoring relationship is to advance the educational and personal growth of the student mentee.

Over 150 alumni, from various industries, volunteer for the program every year. 

Why mentor?

Mentoring gives you the extraordinary opportunity to facilitate a Manhattan College student's personal and professional growth by sharing knowledge you learned through years of experience.  By mentoring, you will give students an "inside look" at career options and coach them on the skills that will improve their success.

What are other benefits of being a mentor?

  • Meeting and interviewing a possible employee for your company early in their school career
  • Meeting other mentors and expanding your own professional network
  • The opportunity to translate past occurrences into present learning and gain new insight into your own life

Who are the student mentees? 

Students join the program for one academic year either in their freshman year (Engineering) or sophomore year (Arts/Business/Education & Health/Science).  Mentees are students who attend a mandatory workshop.

What are the requirements of the program?

  • Mentors join for one academic year and are asked to attend our Meet and Greet event in the fall and our Mentor Dinner in the spring.
  • New Mentors attend a training orientation held on the day of the Meet & Greet
  • Completion, with your mentee, of a mentor planning form
  • Completion of an evaluation form at the end of the semester
  • Becoming a mentor requires time and energy; it is a commitment. You will discuss with your mentee when and where you plan to meet and what you plan on doing together. It is suggested that you try to meet as often as you can during the academic year.

How do you become a mentor?

The mentor program is always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students.

Can I mentor if I don't live in the New York City area?

We prefer our mentors to be based within traveling distance to campus; please contact us for other opportunities to get involved.

For more information, contact Career Development at 718-862-7224 or careerdevelopment@manhattan.edu.