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Finding a Mentor

The Wasserman Center's Mentor Network helps NYU students explore careers by linking them with alumni and other professionals who have expressed an interest in supporting students gain valuable information about industries and potential careers. This can be in the form of informational interviews, phone/Skype appointments, job shadowing, or e-mail exchanges. This is an informational tool to help students learn about jobs, organizations, or areas of interest to them.

Mentoring Options

The program is adaptable to the needs of individual participants. The extent of time contributed by mentors is dependent on their availability and chosen level of participation. Mentors are available for one or more of the following options:

  • In-person Informational Interview - Students meet with a mentor to discuss his/her occupation, roles, job functions, and obtain career advice and strategies
  • Day on the Job/Shadowing - Students spend a day or a few hours observing the mentor's daily work routine, gaining a "real work setting" perspective on a potential career.
  • Phone/Skype Contact - Students may call a mentor for general career-related information

How Students Get Involved with the Mentor Network

To access the Mentor Network and connect with a mentor in your area of interest, students should visit the Wasserman Center during walk-in hours. A career coach will briefly go over protocol and the steps to utilize our Mentor Network through your NYU CareerNet account. The Mentor Network is accessible through a searchable online database in NYU CareerNet. Please be aware only matriculated undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in the Mentor Network

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