Mentor Network

Through the Wasserman Center's Mentor Network, you can connect to NYU students through one-on-one interactions and by participating in the panel and networking events hosted regularly at the Wasserman Center. The program provides students with an inside look at career options through informational interviewing, networking, and observation. Members of the Mentor Network gain the satisfaction of helping students make sound career decisions, and help develop a pipeline of qualified NYU talent.

The Mentor Network involves no promise of future employment. This program is designed to promote professional networking and allow the students insight into the career and industry.

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.

Career and Networking Events

Volunteer to speak to student about your academic and professional background via panels and networking events.

Job Shadowing

Students spend a day or a few hours observing the professional's daily work routine, gaining a real work setting perspective on a potential career.

Informational Interview

Students meet with a professional to discuss his/her occupation, roles, job functions, and obtain career advice and strategies.

Phone/Email/Skype Contact

Students may ask for advice and answers to career-related questions via email, phone, or Skype.

Get Started

  • Log in to NYU CareerNet and click the "Networking" tab
  • Scroll down to the "Mentor Network" section
  • Select "Yes" to "Make my professional network profile active"
  • Complete all required fields. Enter keyword-rich information regarding your position, academic, and professional background. This helps staff find volunteers for appropriate events and provides transparency to students seeking individual career insight.
  • Enter the number of students who can connect to you per month for one-on-one career advice. If you do not wish to meet with students one-on-one, but would like to remain available for events and speaking engagements, simply enter zero.