Overview

Mentors inspire, encourage, and support you, and contribute to your professional and personal development. You can expect to strengthen and build your network, and gain the skills and confidence necessary to excel. For more detailed information and additional FAQ's visit our websiteTo participate, you must meet attend a Watson orientation session or meet with a Watson Career and Alumni Connections staff member.  Click here to find orientation sessions or make an appointment through hireBING.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I participate in this program? Any Watson undergraduate student is eligible to participate. To participate, you must meet with a Watson Career and Alumni Connections staff member and agree to the terms and conditions. Go to our website to schedule a brief orientation.
  • What am I expected to do? Mentees are expected to shape their own experience within this mentoring relationship. Most of the interaction with your mentor will take place via email and other web-related tools (for example, instant messaging) or face-to-face, if appropriate. You should tell your mentor what you are looking for help with—specific feedback related to finding jobs, general career advice, information on higher studies, technical information, personal encouragement, and so on. Please review the mentee handbook for more information.
  • What is my time commitment? Please note that it takes some time to develop a relationship and to maintain it. Before signing up for the program, make sure that you have the time to commit to a mentoring relationship. Each meeting is approximately 1 hour, with possibly 1 hour of prep work before the meeting.
  • What type of mentors participate in this program? We have Watson alumni from a variety of backgrounds, including healthcare, manufacturing, and technology to name a few. 
  • I have additional questions, where can I go or who can I ask?  You can visit our website through or contact wcac@binghamton.edu.  

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FLASH MENTORING
  • One-time mentoring – The student mentee requests a one-time virtual meeting with an alumni mentor on a specific topic or conversation. 
    • You will request a meeting, and the mentor will set up an appropriate time to have a phone call, skype session, etc. You and your mentor may meet in person, but it is not required.
    • The meetings should be approximately one hour in length, and can occur at any time through the year.