The Mentor Collective Program

The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with an alumni or peer mentor.


Students are paired with someone invested in their success — Mentor Collective logoa person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in university, how to approach challenges, gain career advice and valuable insights, while mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it Works

Students are matched with an alumni or peer mentor with shared interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • Meeting new people and making lifelong connections with peers, faculty, and staff
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Adjusting to university-level academic expectations
  • Developing a plan for academic, social, and career success
  • Balancing the demands of university with personal responsibilities and socializing
  • Exploring a major that’s appropriate for your particular interests, strengths, and goals
  • Developing and cultivating professional contacts

To learn more:

Contact Conway Campbell 

Mentor/Mentee Spotlight

Mentor: Elijah '19

"My experience as a mentor has been amazing. I've learned so much about my mentee and in doing so, I've learned a lot about myself as well. When I was nominated to take part in this program I was a little intimidated because I didn't think I'd be able to balance athletics, social life, and academics on top of being a mentor for a freshman.

Fortunately, I was able to balance every aspect of it and I'm glad I decided to become a mentor. It makes me happy knowing I can be there to help someone who may be going through the same struggles I encountered freshman year and giving them the guidance they need to be successful."

Mentee: Jaclyn '22

"I wanted to become a mentor because I had such a great experience as a freshman with mine. Freshman year can be intimidating and to have someone there for you can make the transition to university so much easier.

My mentor answered all of my (many) questions and always makes sure to ask me how I am when we run into each other. It’s so comforting to know that you have someone older to help you! I wanted to make the same positive difference in someone’s life that my mentor did for me. I cannot wait until I meet my future mentee(s)!"