Mentor Program

The mentor program connects current School of Management students with alumni who are interested in helping students with their career planning and exploration. Volunteer to become a mentor.

Become a Mentor

Mentoring a student can be one of the most rewarding ways to support the School of Management. As a mentor you have the ability to provide guidance, advice and ideas to students. Best of all you have full discretion to determine your time commitment. The full mentoring process could be as simple as a single phone call, an email exchange or an in-depth conversation over a cup of coffee – your choice based on your schedule. Becoming a mentor and the act of mentoring has been made simple by our MentorLink program.


The MentorLink program is brought to you by The Career Resource Center and is generously sponsored by the School of Management Alumni Association.

MentorLink provides a way for UB School of Management students to contact alumni and friends of the school who are interested in helping students with their career exploration and planning. It provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to speak with professionals to obtain career-related information such as:

  • Potential career paths 
  • Industry information
  • Your experience and insights
  • Job duties and responsibilities
  • Professional associations
  • Graduate school advice
  • Strength of the job market
  • Names of potential employers
  • Relocation information/housing considerations

Mentor's Role

The mentor's role is to volunteer their time and knowledge. They serve as guides, advisors, idea generators and information providers. They may serve as a source of job leads or industry contacts but they are not recruiters and should not be expected to "get jobs" for students.

Become a Mentor

To enroll as a mentor interested alumni and friends of the School of Management can join the MentorLink group on LinkedIn.

Mentoring Process

Contacting Mentors
When a student indicates interest in contacting a mentor, they must request access to join our MentorLink group on LinkedIn. Only students who have met certain criteria can join the group. Students can then search the MentorLink group for mentors. The student will initiate contact through LinkedIn. After the initial contact, it is up to the mentor on how to communicate with the student. Often, subsequent contacts occur; mentors will let students know whether email, telephone or face-to-face contact best fit into their schedule.