Mentoring Opportunities

Hartwick alumna mentoring Hartwick student
Alumni as Mentors

Hartwick alumni represent one of the College’s greatest resources: a diverse, global network of talented individuals who “lived Hartwick,” graduated, and went on to pursue their careers. By asking a thoughtful question, providing advice or perspective, and coaching a student who is dedicated to pursuing a goal aligned with their experience, alumni play a vital role in student success.

Please volunteer to be an Alumni Mentor to support our students. Select the role or roles that suit you best.

  • Internship Site Host: Host a paid or unpaid internship for Hartwick students over the course of a semester, J Term, summer, or as part of a class.
  • Job Shadow Host: Connect with a student mentee(s) to shadow you in your profession so they can ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for your job. Students are given a chance to “test drive” a potential career for a day.
  • Flash Mentor: Participates in 15-minute flash career Q&A sessions. You can provide valuable insight into your specific pathway in achieving career success. This may be done with one or multiple student mentees, based on your willingness and availability.
  • Network Chat Presenter: Lead an engaging virtual or in-person presentation on a topic that resonates with you that would be of benefit to our students’ academic and professional preparedness. Network Chats are informal and fun!
  • Resume/Cover Letter Reviewer: Help students with revisions to their FlightPath digital resumes and cover letters.
  • Social Media Reviewer: Help students to market themselves professionally by offering to help them polish their social media accounts that potential employers will review.
  • Classroom/Lab Presenter: Work with our faculty to bring your career experience and expertise inside the classroom. You can lead a demonstration, presentation, or discussion directly with our students that showcases your industry or expertise.
  • One To One Mentor: Traditional mentor and mentee(s) relationship that involves providing individualized academic, professional, and some personal guidance and support.
  • Social & Community Impact Panelist: Get involved by joining a panel of your peers and students to discuss and collaborate on various topics of social matters that our community supports.
  • Summer Job Site Host: Host a paid employment opportunity for Hartwick students over the duration of the summer.


Hartwick College is deeply committed to an engaged and experiential educational approach, FlightPath, which includes high-impact, relationship-rich learning practices such as internships and real-world work experiences, undergraduate research, J Term study abroad, first-year seminars, and senior capstones.

Hartwick knows that students need clear guidance on how to find mentors based on their interests and career goals, which is why each student has a Guidance Team: A Success Coach, a Faculty Advisor, a Career Coach, and an Alumni Mentor. Alumni mentors expand each student’s network and helps them to refine and pursue their vision of postgraduate success.