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LANSU Mentoring – All You Need to Know

LANSU Mentorship hopes to provide current Syracuse University students with a strong and effective e-mentoring relationship. We hope to provide both mentors and mentees with proper matching based on majors and interests and post matching training and support. The program will service Syracuse University students from freshmen to seniors.

What we hope will be the outcome of the program:

  • An opportunity to learn the world of work , potential career paths, and skills to succeed
  • Students with better resumes
  • Skills for job interviewing
  • Internship/Work Experience
  • Career Exploration
  • Job/Life Skills

What kind of commitment and requirements are we looking for from our mentors?

  • A Syracuse University Alumn with experience in any career or job field
  • Ability to mentor 1-2 mentees (your option)
  • Preferably 4 hours a month
  • 1 year commitment (academic calendar)

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship in which an alumnus provides guidance to a Syracuse University student, who is working towards successful graduation. The mentoring relationship develops as a student requests advice and guidance from a selected assigned faculty or staff member who offers solutions to general academic questions and frustrations. The mentoring relationship is formed outside of regular classroom activity, and within the confines of all institutional policies, rules, codes of conduct, and regulations.

2. What does a mentor do?

A mentor will set up a regular meeting schedule with their mentee . She/he will communicate by email, or have a phone conversation . Discussion topics range from academic successes to other challenges. She/he will provide guidance to their mentees questions and concerns . She/he is to be used as a resource to assist a mentee with navigating their college career and will serve as an introduction to life post-Syracuse University.

3. As a mentor, are there requests that I can deny?

Yes, if a mentee asks you to provide a service that is offered by the college, and it is a service for which you are not directly responsible, you should not agree to provide that service. For example, mentors are not tutors, editors,  nor can they negotiate grade with a student’s professor.

Benefits of being a Mentor:

An alumnus’ participation as a mentor is considered a commitment to the institution.

As a mentor, she/he will become a part of positive action that is student-centered. Bonds formed with mentees often last throughout the a student’s academic career. By volunteering, an alum’s energy and enthusiasm will contribute to creating a welcoming and comfortable learning environment for our current Syracuse University students.

To request a link to our questionnaire, send an email here and provide the following:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • Referral Stream (How did you hear about our program?)


Mentor Steps

“..E-mentoring is a relationship that is established between a more senior individual (mentor)and a lesser shilled or experienced individual (mentee), primarily using electronic communications, and is intended to develop and grow the skills, knowledge, confidence, and cultural understanding of the mentee to help him or her succeed.”                                                                                                                                             -Boyle-Single, P. and Muller, C. B.