Meet a significant and increasing demand for students to gain insight from alumni mentors in preparation for their professional journey following graduation and provide alumni mentors with a valuable experience to support and engage with students and their alma mater.

How It Works

A 1:1 match with selected students and alumni in 25 states and Europe. Students will be selected based upon college, major, career interest, completed application information; interview (if selected as a finalist); and potential post-graduation geographic destination (when applicable)

Students in the following colleges/majors/programs who should consider applying*

  • College of Business Administration (Invited to apply: sophomores; complements Milwaukee/Chicago College of Business Administration mentor program)
  • College of Education (any year)
  • College of Health Sciences. Majors: Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Sciences (any year)
  • College of Nursing (Seniors)
  • Diederich College of Communication. All majors (juniors and seniors)
  • Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Majors: Biological Sciences, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology (any year)
  • Graduate School
  • Opus College of Engineering. Majors: All (Students enrolled in GEEN 2952)
  • Pre-Law (any year)
  • EOP (any year)
  • Honors Program (any year)
  • Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship (Students interested in innovation or entrepreneurship; any major or year)
  • Schmitt Fellows
  • Trinity Fellows
  • Urban Scholars

*Please note: Due to the high level of required program participation, students planning to study abroad or at the Les Aspin Center for Government at any time during the 2021-22 academic year are not eligible to apply.


  • September: includes application period; review process; interviewing of finalist candidates; matching of mentors and mentees; and notification; in-person mentee training for selected students
  • Application deadline: mid-September
  • October (date TBD): event kick-off with mentors and mentees
  • Mid- to late-October (date TBD): mentor-mentee Goals and Communication Agreement documents due
  • October-April: ongoing engagement through workshops, online and in-person communication with mentees, mentors, and university staff and faculty
  • Winter: mentor and mentee networking social and mid-point participant online survey
  • April (date TBD): Marquette Mentors finale celebration

Measuring Success

  • Completion of individual goals determined by mentors/mentees at program’s outset in October
  • Ongoing dialogue/discussion with mentors and mentees throughout initiative and the conclusion of the program, including conversation outcomes and frequency; topics discussed; projected next steps for future dialogue; how to additionally support mentors and mentees; and tracking potential shadow and campus visits
  • Career development tracking (internship, job opportunities, other networking opportunities with mentor colleagues, peers)
  • Mid-point and conclusion: online evaluation surveys
  • Ongoing communication between mentors and mentees beyond formal program conclusion for mentor to continue to serve as a resource to their mentee

Marquette Mentors Senior Director Dan DeWeerdt (414) 288-4740 or daniel.deweerdt@marquette.edu.