Prospective Mentor - University of Dallas

Prospective Mentor


About the Program

The UD Mentorship Program is a partnership between the Office of Personal Career Development and Alumni Relations with the purpose of connecting alumni mentors with current student mentees. 

Why mentor a UD student? 

As a UD alumnus, you have a unique perspective to help UD students as they navigate their way through UD. Helping a UD student explore their path to find their calling can change a student's life. Instead of struggling, they are able to connect with a UD alumnus to seek advice and insight. According to Inside Higher Ed, 64% of students, feel extremely certain about postgraduation goals and have had a mentor, compared to 38% of those who feel extremely uncertain about their goals. Mentoring a UD student changes our students' lives as they look to their future. 

How does it work?

After potential mentors and mentees have completed the mentoring application, the Office of Personal Career Development will match mentors and mentees and them with contact information. 

How do I sign up? 

  1. Review the mentor covenant below. The agreement to participate in the Mentoring Program extends through the school year until May. 
  2. Click the button below to complete your application for the Mentoring Program. 
  3. The Offices of Alumni Relations and Personal Career Development will review applications.
  4. If you are selected, you will receive an email from Christina Nguyen, Associate Director with your mentee match. 


Mentor/Mentee Covenant

The Mentee agrees to the following:

  • Respond promptly to email or phone communication (especially to schedule a meeting).

  • Adhere to all prescheduled appointments, notifying your mentor if you are unable to attend a meeting and must reschedule.

  • Come to each meeting prepared. Write down the issues you would like to discuss and the questions you would like to ask. 

  • Notify Christina Nguyen, Associate Director of OPCD, of any questions or concerns, especially regarding any changes to your ability to participate.

The Mentor agrees to the following:

  • Once you are assigned a mentee, review student answers to the Mentee Survey to determine the type of mentorship the student is requesting (e.g., career exploration, resume review, shadowing, etc.).

  • Reach out to the student to set a mutually agreed upon day/time and format for an introductory meeting.

  • Adhere to all prescheduled appointments.

  • Assist mentee in professional development based on the parameters outlined in the mentee’s survey.

  • Provide insights and personal experiences on professional matters.

  • Notify Mike Pitstick, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, of any questions or concerns, especially regarding any changes to your ability to serve as a mentor.

    • Mentors are asked to contact Mike Pitstick if a student no-shows, does not contact you, or if you have any concerns, so that our offices can address issues with the mentee.


Registration for the mentoring program is now closed for this academic year.
Please check back in Fall 2024