Student Services


Mentor Network:
A Peek into Potential Professions

The Purchase College Career Development Center, in partnership with the Purchase College Alumni Relations Department, has created a program to help our students explore careers by connecting them with alumni and other professionals in a variety of fields.  Students get a “peek” at an industry or profession, through the eyes of an experienced practitioner, while gaining valuable insight into the “real” world. Mentor participants are rewarded in knowing they have helped students make thoughtful and educated career choices.

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Mentor Network participants can choose a variety of ways to connect with Purchase College students.  The amount of time mentors choose to share with students is up to the participant. The following mentoring options are available:

  • Email /LinkedIn Contact
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Phone Contact  
  • Shadowing Day/Day on the Job

Want to learn more?   Make an appointment to meet with a career counselor to discuss career exploration and the Mentor Network.

How Do I Join the Mentor Network?

The Purchase College Mentor Network is now on LinkedIn.   Please follow these steps to become a Mentor: 

View the full directions on joining the Mentor Network and note that it is required to read the following Guidelines to prepare for outreach to Mentors.  Please note that this is a career exploration group only. Mentors expect to be contacted for this purpose and not solicited for job leads.




Updated  07/2013