Mentor Qualifications

Before applying to become a mentor for our programs, please familiarize yourself with our mentor qualifications and expectations.

Who is a Mentor?

Executive on Campus mentors are alumni and friends of Baruch College who help their students (mentees) prepare for the world after college. Mentors help undergraduate and graduate students develop business etiquette and skills that are essential in communicating, networking and interviewing. Mentors assist mentees in understanding the many career paths available to them. For many first generation and international students at Baruch, Mentors aid in the transition to college level culture. Mentors provide exceptional learning experiences for their student; they have the ability to lead, inspire and motivate their mentees by expanding their awareness, insight, and perspective. The mentor is not expected to obtain an internship or job for the student (mentee) through his or her connections.

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About our Academic Year-Long Mentoring Programs

EOC’s Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program is a professional partnership between Baruch students and their EOC mentors. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students based upon their graduation year. This year’s program is serving students graduating in 2020. The official mentorship starts in September and lasts through May, however if the mentor and mentee wish, they may keep in touch after the official mentorship concludes. The program is a commitment: the Mentor and mentee must meet face-to-face at least once a month and maintain regular contact via email or telephone. Both the mentor and mentee must check in with the EOC office once per semester and attend all of the mandatory EOC workshops, orientations, and events that are a part of the Program. EOC’s Academic Year-Long Mentoring Programs serve Baruch students from all three schools: the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and the Zicklin School of Business.

It is not the goal of the Program, nor is it expected of Mentors to provide their mentees with an internship or a job, and mentees in the Program may not ask their Mentors for an internship or a job.

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About our Short-Term Commitment Mentoring Programs

  • Mentor for a Morning/Evening Mini mentoring sessions give students a chance to speak with a seasoned executive in their field of interest. As with the Year-Long mentoring programs, many of these relationships turn into lifetime relationships. Mentor for a Morning and Mentor for an Evening serve all Baruch students from all three schools. Mentor for a Morning is held in the spring and Mentor for an Evening is held once a semester.
  • Job$mart Speaker Series Our Job$mart Speaker Series brings high-profile guests to Baruch College to discuss timely insights and career advice with the EOC community. Speakers come from a range of industries; these essential updates are free to students and alumni. (back to top)

Mentor Qualifications*

  • College degree
  • Minimum 4 years of experience for short-term commitment programs
  • 7+ years of work experience, including 3+ years management and/or supervisory experience for long-term commitment programs
  • Broad business experience, including being up-to-date on the latest business and industry trends
  • Track record or demonstrated interest in mentoring

*Exceptions to the qualifications are determined on a case-by-case basis.
**All mentors must adhere to the Baruch Code of Ethics:

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I have less then 7 years’ experience. How can I participate?

Exceptions to the criteria are determined on a case-by-case basis. Prospective mentors who do not meet the requirement, but are recommended by colleagues and/or current Mentors may be invited to interview with Kimberly Chu. Prospective Mentors with at least 4 years of experience are welcome to participate in our short-term commitment programs: Mentor for a Morning/Evening and Job$mart Speaker Series. (back to top)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our programs

For all frequently asked questions about our programs, please click here. (back to top)

3 thoughts on “Mentor Qualifications

  1. During COVID how how are the expectations for meeting in person? Also while I am very interested but I relocated back to Rochester, NY and will not be able to do in person except through zoom. Any conditions for these situations?

  2. I have the same question. I meet all the other qualifications and even have experience as an executive coach and mentor, but I live in Delaware and will be limited to Zoom for mentoring sessions. Hope someone from Baruch responds.

  3. Yes, same question here- is the in-person meeting requirement temporarily waived given COVID-19?

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