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Mentor Collective

What is Mentor Collective @ University of Rochester?

  • Mentor Collective is an international online mentoring community.
  • University of Rochester is one of many schools to partner with Mentor Collective to provide support within the community through mentorship.
  • Mentor Collective matches University of Rochester students with a trained mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations.
  • Mentors are highly qualified University of Rochester upperclassmen
  • If you have logistical questions at any point during your mentorship, feel free to email Gaby Yeshua at gaby@mentorcollective.org.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • How your major will impact your professional options.
  • How to balance the demands of school.
  • How you can set yourself up for academic, social, and career success.

What are other mentees saying about the experience?

  • “Chris has helped me understand that I am not lost, I am just figuring it out and that it is ok. He has been very welcoming and considerate and has even given me a few different suggestions on scholarship opportunities and other areas in my life. I look forward to building this relationship and taking all that I can from it.” – Mentee
  • “He helped me answer a question about life choices. Rob gave me some useful advice regarding his personal experiences and told me that success isn't based on how much money you make or how other people see you, but success is defined by oneself.” – Mentee
  • “Matt helped me answer the question of how to form strong relationships with my professors by giving me an actionable strategy to having strong purposeful visits to their office hours.” – Mentee
  • “I'm really excited to have someone there for me. It's nice knowing that I'm not completely alone and hopefully I can someone I can reach out to if I'm having a hard time in school or other activities. ” – Mentee
  • “My mentor has been an amazing help in my life, he makes me realize and see things more clearly. Sometimes it's in front of your face but can't see until someone puts into words for you.” – Mentee

What are mentors saying about the experience?

  • “I'm volunteering to mentor because I've been fortunate enough to have mentors who guided me throughout my academic and professional careers & I feel like I am finally able to give back. “ – Mentor
  • “I would like to give back and help current students achieve their goals, sometimes all it takes is a simple conversation. ” – Mentor
  • “I have personally benefited from the help of some great mentors both in my personal life and academic/career life. At my first real job after college I was assigned a mentor on my first day that has been nothing but supportive and helpful to me as I embarked on a new journey. Mentorship has been a very valuable asset to my life and career so far. I believe it is my duty to also give back like the mentors who have been part of my success so far.“ – Mentor
  • “I am volunteering because I believe I could had achieved my goals at a faster rate if I had someone who could had given me their perspective of life five years ahead of me. I hope to bring valuable advice to my mentees.” – Mentor

How can students get matched with a mentor or volunteer to support their peers?

  • Use this link to volunteer and register as a MENTOR 
  • Use this link to sign up as a MENTEE
  • Reach out to Molly Jolliff (molly.jolliff@rochester.edu) to receive information about how to get involved as a mentor or a mentee.
  • Want to learn more? Contact gaby@mentorcollective.org.