Become a Mentor

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As a graduate of Heinz College, your understanding of organizations, career options, trends, professional networking and job opportunities is invaluable to students and other alumni. We invite you to share this knowledge by mentoring a current student or participating in the Career Network.

How the Mentor Program Works

As a mentor, we'll pair you with a student interested in your field of employment or career path, or who shares a similar background. You can help by offering career guidance, academic advice, and wisdom gained from your personal and professional experiences. This provides students an opportunity to build personal relationships and expand their professional network as they transition into the marketplace.

To sign up, follow these easy steps:

  • Join the Heinz College LinkedIn group if you are not already a member.
  • Fill out a quick online form so that you are in our directory for students to search.
  • If a student requests you as a mentor, a Mentor Program Coordinator will contact you regarding your availability and how you would like the student to contact you.

For more information, contact one of the Mentor Coordinators listed below:

Diana Aguilar -

Sedra Davis -

Sarah Weber -

Iris Liu -

Kathryn Dickerson -


Networking Events


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Network Pittsburgh 2

New York 

AMP Networking

Washington D.C.

Network DC


Happy Hours 

AMP Networking 2

Information Sessions

AMP Info Session S16



As a mentor:

"Due to my prior positive experience as a mentee, I felt being a mentor is one of the best ways to contribute back to Heinz. I have been able to keep in touch with the changes happening at Heinz thanks to my mentee. This connection has given a new sense of satisfaction in terms of helping and guiding fellow students so that they can be successful in anything that they do" - Bhavik Shah (MISM 2014)

"I very much enjoyed connecting with my mentee, and appreciated the extent to which she was proactive and thoughtful about how she engaged with me. I could tell that the program provided support to mentees to get as much as possible out of the program, and that guidance helped me and my mentee to have a productive and positive relationship. I also greatly valued the continued connection to Heinz that the program offered me. It was nice to hear about life at Heinz these days and the classes my mentee was taking. It's also been a great way to stay connected even after the formal mentorship ended by sharing my experience with the program" - Tara Tucci (MSPPM 2008)

As a mentee:

"As a mentee the program helped me to connect with the Alumns from the area I was interested. It's possible the role you thought would be fun is actually not in the real world and these insights were given to me by my mentors. Also, definitely they helped me be better prepared for some prospective opportunities and put foot in the door." - Kartik Gupta (MISM 2013)

"My mentor provided insight into the initial career options. I would not be who I am, if not for my mentor As a mentor, I tried to provide clear guidance to my mentee on how they ca use their degree and what their options may be" - Nigel Gardner (MSPPM 1997)


Do you wanna share your experience with the program? Click here


Alumni Career Network

The Career Network includes alumni who are willing to answer questions on a short-term basis. Alumni provide advice on jobs, internships, their organizations, job search tips, information about the cities in which they live and more. To become a member of the Career Network, contact the Alumni Relations Office. You can also become a member by simply joining the Heinz College LinkedIn group.

Click here to view the instructions for Searching Alumni & Students on Heinz LinkedIn Page

Click here to view the instructions for Posting Jobs on Heinz LinkedIn page