Requesting A Mentor

Being a student mentee is an opportunity to experience, understand, and learn from your Mentor's personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentoring relationship allows for individual attention to your career aspirations, professional development and networking needs.


Undergraduate Students

  1. Be at least sophomore status and at least 3 semesters from graduation (i.e., graduating Dec. 2016 or later).

  2. Attend an Information Session (see dates below).

  3. Submit online application by November 6, 2015.  The link to the online application is sent after attending one of the information sessions.

Graduate Students

1. Be 3 or more semesters from graduation.

2. Attend an information session (see dates below).  For MBA students in the Emerging Leader Program, a one-time only session will be offered as part of the luncheon series on Tuesday, August 25th at 12:50pm in 308 Smith Hall.

3a. For programs which are only 3 semesters long, apply by the 10th business day in your 1st semester of classes (see chart below).  

Graduating in Apply On or Before
August 2016 September 4, 2015
December 2016 January 22, 2016
May 2017 May 27, 2016

3b. For master degree programs longer than 3 semesters, we highly encourage you to apply during your first semester of classes to maximize your time with a Mentor.  At the very least, you will need to apply 3 semesters before graduation.

Information Session Dates

Attendance at one of the sessions listed below is required before you can apply for a Mentor.  Hear from current Mentors & Mentees about the benefits of the Program and what it's like to participate.

All sessions are in 412 CLC (Kennedy Auditorium).  RSVPs are strongly encouraged.  RSVP via your Hire-A-Muskie account ("Events" tab - "Workshops").

Day of the Week Date      Time       



5:00pm - 5:30pm



4:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:00pm

 Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact Sarah Brinker-Good with questions.

"The Mentor Program provided me with the opportunity to interview at my mentor's organization, where I was fortunate enough to be chosen to spend a great summer there as an intern."

Matt L., Class of 2015, Computer Science major

“Hands down the Mentor Program has been the most beneficial thing I have become involved in since enrolling at Xavier.”

Megan M., Class of 2014, Biology major

“Xavier's Mentor Program has given me unforeseen opportunities and insight into what Cincinnati's network has to offer. The valuable lessons learned from your mentor and the program will benefit you not just in your school and career path, but in life as well"

Olivia C., Class of 2016, Sustainability: Economics & Management