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THE MENTORING PROGRAM

Make a Difference in the Life of a Hunter Student! Join the Mentoring Program!

What is the Mentoring Program?
Who takes part in the program?
What do Mentors do?
How much time does it take?
Why should you become a Mentor?
How do I join?
What Mentors & Students Are Saying
Mentoring Program Brochure (PDF)

 

What is the Mentoring Program?

The program pairs Hunter graduates and friends of the College with students who are looking for educational advice, career guidance and life lessons. It’s a wonderful opportunity for alumni who appreciate what Hunter gave them to give something back by helping the next generation of students.

Mentoring is a true fulfillment of Hunter’s motto, Mihi Cura Futuri — the care of the future is mine.

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Who takes part in the program?

Each mentor is paired with a student who has been chosen because he or she is bright, willing to learn and eager for professional advancement. Students come from all disciplines and class years. 

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What do Mentors do?

Mentors draw on their real-world experience to give students advice about making the right choices in school, getting ahead in their careers and developing social skills. They serve as confidence boosters as well as role models.

Mentors act as sounding boards for their students and provide practical feedback. They share ideas, communicate knowledge, identify useful resources and help clarify educational and professional goals.

Mentors often take their students to their workplace to give them a first-hand look at “the real world.” And they offer insights on a range of skills — developing time-management strategies, approaching faculty members and supervisors, preparing effective résumés, handling interviews and dressing for success.

Mentors may also take their students to a special conference, a museum or a cultural event to introduce them to new experiences and broaden their horizons.

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How much time does it take?

Each relationship develops its own pattern, but as a general rule a mentor is asked to spend two to three hours a month with their student. The ongoing relationship is nurtured through phone calls and e-mail contact.

Mentors are asked to attend four general meetings during the school year, from a kick-off icebreaker in September to a spring wrap-up reception in early May.

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Why should you become a Mentor?

The mentor-student relationship is about career professionals offering friendly guidance and encouragement to an up-and-coming generation. It’s based on mutual respect and openness.

It’s a two-way street — mentors often say they learn as much as they teach. And the satisfaction of helping guide young scholars onto the path toward success is one of life’s great rewards.

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How do I join?

Contact the Hunter College Mentoring Program at 212.772.4879
E-mail: mentoring@hunter.cuny.edu

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What Mentors & Students Are Saying

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Click here to download the Hunter College Mentoring Program Brochure (PDF).

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