Mentor Program

Mentor Program

Fall 2022

St. Joseph's mentor program offers unique and exciting opportunities for alumni of all ages to donate their time, talents and experience to current students and fellow alumni. Mentors and mentees connect for professional development and guidance on school, the professional job search and life after graduation.

Reach out to [email protected] to schedule an appointment to learn more about our Mentor Program! 

How to get involved with the Mentor Program?

Alumni interested in becoming mentors should select the “willing to help” option when they register on SJNY Connect, or edit their existing profile, by Oct. 7. Once you do this, you have the potential to be matched with a student requesting mentoring. If you are matched with a student, you will receive an email where you can accept or deny the relationship. *Please Note: depending on student demand and demographics, not all mentors are guaranteed to be paired each semester.

Students interested in finding a mentor should select the “seeking help” option when they register on SJNY Connect, or edit their existing profile, by Oct. 7. From here, simply keep an eye on your email and the Office of Alumni Engagement will automatically pair you with a mentor, based on a number of criteria, including career interests, majors and campus involvement. Accept your match, and then begin your mentoring relationship! You will receive emails through SJNY Connect to help guide you through the process.  

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Mentee Responsibilities

  • Send an introductory email to your mentor introducing yourself.
  • Initiate and schedule meetings with your mentor once per month, or a total of three meetings between October and January.
  • Set two to three goals for yourself for your mentoring relationship.
  • Be prepared and respectful when communicating with your mentor.
  • Have the chance to learn from your mentor and all that they have to offer — their advice, insight and perspective.

For more information, as well as resources to help guide your mentoring relationship, please view the mentoring folder underneath the resources section of SJNY Connect. 

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Provide professional and honest insight regarding your unique professional journey and industry.
  • Meet with your mentee once per month between October and January. 
  • Help your mentee set goals for your relationship, and assist in achieving them. 
  • Create networking, and experiential learning opportunities for your mentee, if you are able to do so.
  • Provide constructive feedback to your mentee when appropriate. 

Contacts

For more information regarding the mentor program, please contact:

Sylvie Brown
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
[email protected]