Become a Mentor

The Manhattan College Mentor Program introduces students to a wide variety of career-related experiences, while emphasizing the importance of acting in a professional manner.

mentor and mentee

A mentor is a working professional, usually a Manhattan College alumnus. Mentors tend to be good listeners, guides, advisers, 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.

More than 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.

Commonly Scheduled Activities

The Mentor Program is for one academic year; starting in October and ending in May. Pairs are responsible for investing and scheduling additional activities to facilitate the relationship, here are some suggestions:

  • Have lunch together to discussion the profession
  • Review résumé
  • Participate in a mock interview
  • Discuss career goals, job expectations, and employment trends
  • Develop a professional networking plan
  • Job shadowing
  • Attend a company meeting or worksite tour together
  • Participate in a professional development workshop together
  • Explore concerns about the profession

Mentor Minutes

Recent mentees sit down with their mentors to discuss what they enjoyed most about Manhattan College's program and their plans for the future.

Requirements

  • Join for one academic year and attend the Meet and Greet in the fall and the Mentor Dinner in the spring
  • New Mentors attend a training orientation held on the day of the Meet & Greet
  • Complete a Mentor Program plan with your mentee
  • Evaluate the program at the end of the year by completing the survey
  • Time and energy; being a mentor is a commitment. Scheduling meetings and discussions are vital to building rapport and meeting the students’ needs. It is suggested to meet as often as possible during the academic year.
  • Most of our mentors are located within traveling distance to campus. If you are a long distance mentor, please contact our office at the number below.

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We are always looking for new mentors in all fields to assist our students!

Submit Mentor Application

Contact Career Development at 718-862-7224 or careerdevelopment@manhattan.edu if you have any questions. 

  • Participating Companies

    Here are some of the companies that participate in the Manhattan College Mentor Program:

    • ADAPP
    • Ads Engineers
    • AECOM
    • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    • Aircastle Advisor LLC
    • Akela Contracting
    • AKF Group
    • Allianz Global Investors
    • Amaracon Testing & Inspections, LLC
    • Amazon
    • Arup
    • AT&T
    • Axa Advisors
    • B&G Foods, Inc.
    • BBDO
    • Bloomberg LP
    • Brandwatch
    • Broadridge Financial Solutions
    • Capco
    • Cartesian Capital Group, LLC
    • CDM Smith Inc.
    • Century 21 Department Stores
    • City of Yonkers Engineering Department
    • Con Edison
    • CoreCap Investments
    • Cosentini Associates
    • Cuono Engineering
    • Dataprobe Inc.
    • Dell's Maraschino Cherries/Bay Resilient Communications LLC
    • Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
    • Dobbs Ferry Middle School
    • DuPont
    • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLC
    • Elsevier
    • Embassy English (Division of Study Group)
    • Entergy Nuclear Operations
    • Ernst & Young
    • Estee Lauder Companies
    • Everyday Health
    • Excelis
    • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    • Feeding America
    • Ferreira Construction Company Inc
    • Foreign Affairs Magazine - The Council on Foreign Relations
    • General Electric
    • GEI COnsultants
    • Gibbons, Esposito & Boyce, Engineers, P.C.
    • Gilbane Co.
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Guggenheim Partners
    • Harriton & Furrer, LLP
    • HBO
    • HDR
    • Hill International
    • HNTB Corporation
    • Insite Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P. C.
    • Integrated Defense & Security Solutions (IDSS)
    • Interactive brokers
    • Intercos America
    • Interfaith Medical Center
    • ITG, Inc.
    • Jackson Developmental Center
    • James J. Peters VA Medical Center
    • JB&B
    • JLL
    • Judlau Contracting
    • KARL STORZ Endoscopy America
    • Ketchum
    • KPMG
    • L Brands
    • Leftfield Entertainment
    • Legislative Advocate, Westchester Independent Living Center
    • Lend Lease
    • Lighthouse Guild
    • Lilker Associates
    • Long Island Rail Road
    • Longman Lindsey
    • Macan deve engineers
    • Manhattan College
    • Mar-Seph Consulting
    • Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan
    • MasterCard
    • Mayor at Borough of Emerson
    • McCarter & English
    • Mercedes-Benz USA
    • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
    • MG Engineering
    • MM.LaFleur
    • Montefiore Medical Center
    • Moretrench
    • Morgan Stanley
    • MTA Bridges & Tunnels
    • MTA Capital Construction Company
    • MUFG
    • NCC Media
    • New York State Senate
    • Nexant
    • Novartis
    • Numerix
    • NV5
    • NYC DOE
    • NYCDEP Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction  
    • NYC Office of the Mayor, State Legislative Affairs
    • PKF O'Connor Davies
    • Office of the Bronx Borough President
    • Oracle
    • OUTFRONT Media
    • PANTHEON PROPERTIES
    • PepsiCo
    • Pfizer, Inc
    • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
    • POWER Engineers
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
    • Process Engineering Associates
    • PSEG Long Island
    • PVH Corp
    • PwC
    • QBE North America
    • Qinetic
    • Quantum Management Group, Inc.
    • Rancocas Valley Regional H.S.
    • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    • Restani Construction Corporation
    • Ricola USA Inc.
    • Riverdale Family Practice
    • Robert Derector Associates
    • Ryan Consulting Engineers
    • Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital
    • Scaled Composites, LLC
    • Scripps Networks
    • Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
    • Sikorsky Aircraft
    • Simon & Schuster
    • Skanska
    • Societe Generale
    • StoneTurn Group
    • STV Inc.
    • Sullivan Engineering LLC
    • Technology Business Development
    • Tenen Environmental
    • The Durst Organization
    • The Journal News
    • Thornton Tomasetti
    • Tiffany & Co.
    • Trinitas Regional Medical Center
    • United States Tennis Association - Mid-Atlantic Section
    • Updater
    • Viacom
    • VHB
    • Walden Environmental Engineering
    • Washington Square Partners
    • WB Engineering & Consulting
    • Weeks Marine, Inc.
    • Wells Fargo Advisors
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Westchester County Department of Health
    • Westchester County Government
    • Yonkers Contracting Company
  • Policies and Procedures

    I. Policy Statement

    The mission of the mentor program is to pair students with working professionals, usually alumni, in order to expose students to their intended industry/career at an early stage in their education. The following policies are designed to create a productive experience for the professional volunteers and Manhattan College students and alumni participating in the Mentor Program.

    II. Reason for Policy

    The following policies ensure that the students and alumni will have a fair experience. Participating in the Mentor Program (whether virtual or in person) is contingent on the agreement to abide by the following policies and procedures. Failure to comply may result in the loss of program activities for alumni or student.

    III. Entities Affected by This Policy

    All Units of the College

    IV. Who Should Read This Policy

    All alumni and working professional volunteers and all students who wish to participate in the Mentor Program.

    General Mentor Policies

    • Attend New Mentor Orientation
    • Adjust and adapt to provide the necessary support and advice to help mentee (s) succeed
    • Be a positive role model for the students by maintaining an attitude of integrity, courtesy and maturity
    • Respect the mentee’s viewpoint
    • Commit to work with mentee (s) for the duration of the program
    • Contact mentee (s) at least once bi-weekly
    • Be on time for scheduled meetings or cancel at least 3 hours before intended meeting
    • Communicate with the program manager as requested
    • Inform the program manager of any difficulties or areas of concern that may arise in the relationship
    • Respect Diversity - Culture is more than race or ethnicity. It encompasses values, lifestyle and social norms (e.g. communication styles, mannerisms, apparel, family structure, traditions, time orientation, response to authority).
    • Keep any information my mentee (s) discusses confidential except as may cause him/her  or others harm
    • Participate in a closure process when that time comes
    • Notify the program coordinator if there any changes in address, phone number, email, or employment status

    General Mentee (Student) Policies

    • Attend Mandatory Mentee Workshop
    • Be positive and respectful to mentor by acting in a professional method in all communications
    • Commit to work with mentor for the duration of the program
    • Contact mentor at least once bi-weekly
    • Be on time for scheduled meetings or cancel at least 3 hours before intended meeting
    • Communicate openly with the program manager as requested
    • Inform the program manager of any difficulties or areas of concern that may arise in the relationship
    • Respect Diversity - Culture is more than race or ethnicity. It encompasses values, lifestyle and social norms (e.g. communication styles, mannerisms, apparel, family structure, traditions, time orientation, response to authority).
    • Participate in a closure process when that time comes
    • Notify the program coordinator if there are any changes in address, phone number or email

    TITLE IX AND NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE

    Manhattan College is committed to ensuring equal access to its educational programs and employment opportunities without regard to sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Manhattan College is committed to providing an environment not impaired by sex and gender-based misconduct, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, activities and employment practices. Therefore, students, employees, applicants and other members of the Manhattan College community (including without limitation, vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subject to discrimination or harassment or otherwise treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. This includes, without limitation, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Similarly, the College will not tolerate harassing, violent, intimidating or discriminatory conduct by its students, employees or any other member of or visitor to the College community.