Information for Students

How to Get Started

  1. Go to
  2. Click ‘Join Now’ as a Student Mentee
  3. Complete your profile (make sure to answer all questions to get the best possible matches)
  4. Once you complete your profile, you will see a list of alumni mentor suggestions. Look through the list. You can filter the list by geographic location, occupation, campus involvement or identity (e.g., athletics, EOP, first-generation)
  5. Review the list and identify a graduate to reach out to. You need to make the first move!
  6. Click ‘Connect’ and add a professional note inviting the mentor to have a conversation. Suggest a time to schedule your meeting. Make sure to give an explanation as to what you’re looking for in a mentor relationship and some information about your availability. 

Sample Connection Request:

Dear [insert mentor name],

I am currently a sophomore political science major and I am considering pursuing a career in the legal field. I am very interested in connecting with you to discuss what it is like to work as an environmental policy lawyer and your steps for getting there. I am also interested in learning about opportunities I should take advantage of while in college to achieve this goal.

Please let me know if you are available to schedule a phone call. I am generally available to speak Mondays and Wednesdays between 9-1 but can be flexible with your schedule. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

[your name]
[your phone number]
[your email]

Wait for the mentor to respond and confirm a time to connect!

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