Mentor Program

The Manhattan College Mentor Program introduces students to a wide variety of career-related experiences by pairing students with a mentor, typically a Manhattan College alum.

mentor and mentee at annual dinner eventYou’ll gain insight into your intended career, growing personally and professionally as you learn about specific employment options and job responsibilities. By participating as a student in the Mentor Program, you’ll gain guidance, support, and hands-on experiences in the career you plan to pursue, establishing a valuable professional network that can help you well after graduation.

Alumni who are interested in joining the program as mentors should visit the Alumni Mentor page.

Commonly Scheduled Activities

  • Have lunch together
  • Meet at the mentor’s worksite
  • Review resume
  • Participate in a mock interview
  • Discuss career goals, job expectations, and employment trends
  • Develop a professional networking plan
  • Participate in a company tour
  • Shadow a mentor or his/her colleague
  • Contribute to a company project
  • Attend a company meeting
  • 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.

Who Can Apply?

  • Engineering students apply during their summer orientation and participate as freshmen.
  • Liberal Arts/Business/Science students apply during their freshman and sophomore years to participate as sophomores and juniors.
  • Pre-professional majors such as pre-health and pre-law can participate during their sophomore or junior year.
  • Transfer students are always allowed to participate regardless of their class standing.

Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Attend the Mandatory Mentee Orientation Workshop
  • Attend Meet and Greet event in the fall semester
  • Attend Mentor Dinner in the spring semester
  • Complete a program plan with your mentor
  • Complete evaluation form at the end of the spring semester

Apply Now

Students must apply to join the Mentor Program. Acceptance into the program is at the discretion of the coordinator of the mentor program.

Submit Student 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:

    • AECOM
    • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    • AKF Group
    • Amazon
    • Amman-Whitney
    • Antea Group
    • AT&T
    • Barclays
    • Bath & Body Works/Victoria's Secret Mast Global 
    • BBDO
    • Black and Veatch Corporation
    • Black Rock
    • Brown and Caldwell
    • CIBC
    • City of Yonkers Engineering Department
    • Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
    • Cuono Engineering
    • D&B Engineers & Architects
    • Eastern Excavation, Inc.
    • Embassy English (Division of Study Group)
    • Ernst & Young
    • Estee Lauder Companies
    • GE Capital
    • Gibbons, Esposito & Boyce, Engineers, P.C.
    • Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek LLP
    • Goldman Sachs
    • HDR
    • HNTB Corporation
    • ITT
    • Jackson Developmental Center
    • Jacobs Engineering Group
    • JLL
    • Judlau Contracting 
    • Juniper Networks
    • KARL STORZ Endoscopy America
    • KPMG
    • KS Engineers
    • Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles LLP
    • Long Island Rail Road
    • L'Oreal USA
    • Macys
    • Manhattan College
    • Manhattan District Attorney's Office
    • March of Dimes
    • Market America Shop.com also Owner VSJF Construction Consultants
    • Me-Engineers
    • Mercedes-Benz USA
    • Merrill Corporation
    • Moretrench
    • Morgan Stanley
    • MTA Bridges and Tunnels
    • MTA Capital Construction Company
    • New York State Senate
    • Nexant
    • Nice-Pak
    • Novartis
    • NY1 News
    • O'Connor Davies LLP
    • OLA Consulting Engineers
    • PepsiCo
    • Per Scholas
    • POP-Market
    • Professional Physical Therapy
    • PSE&G - Delivery Projects & Construction 
    • PWC
    • QBE North America
    • Riverdale Family Practice
    • Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital
    • Scripps Networks
    • Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
    • Shift Forex
    • Simon & Schuster
    • Skanska 
    • StoneTurn Group
    • STV Inc.
    • Sullivan Engineering, LLC
    • T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. 
    • TD Bank, N.A.
    • The Carlyle Group 
    • The Execu|Search Group
    • The Farrell Law Firm, PC
    • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    • Thornton Tomasetti
    • Tully Construction
    • Tutor Perini
    • Universal Music Group 
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • URS
    • VA Connecticut Healthcare System
    • WB Engineering & Consulting
    • Weeks Marine, Inc.
    • Wells Fargo Bank
    • Westchester County Department of Health
    • Wilson Elser, LLP
    • Yonkers Contracting Company
    • Yonkers Fire Department / OLA Consulting Engineers
  • 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.