Definition of Mentorship

Mentorship is a connection between two or more people who focus on career growth and development for a determined amout of time. A mentor is expected to share their time and knowledge, offer valuable ideas and advice based on their real-world experiences, listen carefully and ask open-ended questions, which assists their mentee in thinking about their Northwestern direction.

Definition of a Mentor

Northwestern alumni mentors are professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and resources with current students or fellow alumni. Volunteering as a mentor is a great way to stay connected with the Northwestern community and an opportunity to make an impact on Northwestern alumni and students.

Definition of a Mentee

Mentees are current Northwestern students or alumni who are looking for guidance as they navigate their career, consider a career change, or explore graduate school. Mentees are passionate about growing professionally, learning new skills, navigating their career path, and expanding their professional networks to give them a competitive advantage in the workplace.


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