A mentor is a guide. A friend. A resource who paves the way to success, and derives satisfaction from helping others succeed. Your role as mentor is to inspire, encourage, and support your mentee, and to contribute to their professional and personal development. For more detailed information and FAQ's about the program, visit our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I choose what program to sign-up for?
- Any alumni of Binghamton University can select to participate in the Mentoring Circles platform.
- Harpur Edge Flash Mentoring requires you to be a graduate of Harpur. In this track, you will connect with undergraduate students from Harpur.
- Watson Flash Mentoring is for those who graduated from the Watson School of Engineering to connect with current students.
- School of Management Flash Mentoring will be coming this spring and it is for those who graduated from SOM to connect with undergraduates in this program.
- Can I limit the number of students that I am able to connect with? Yes. You can limit the amount of students that reach out to you based on the month, quarter or year. After you have reached your limit, students will not be able to request a connection or meeting, but will still have the ability to see your profile and send you a message. You can edit these limits at any point in your account settings.
- I have additional questions, where can I go or who can I ask? If you have general questions about the Mentoring Platform, you can contact Alicia Hibbard, Senior Coordinator of Alumni Volunteer Engagement, Office of Alumni Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions for a particular mentoring track, please contact the person listed under their "For Mentors" tab.
Connect with Our Mentees!
Share your expertise with those willing and eager to learn.
- Flash mentoring is an opportunity to connect with students for a brief, one-time meeting. Students can request a one-time virtual meeting you on a specific topic or conversation.
- The student mentee will request a meeting, and you will set up an appropriate time to have a phone call, skype session, etc. You may meet in person, but it is not required.
- The meetings are approximately one hour in length, and can occur at any time through the year.
- A mentoring circle is a learning format that connects you with others who share common interests or learning objectives, and allows you to learn together as a group. Mentoring circles help you create relationships and networks, drive career development goals, and expand your knowledge.