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Find A Mentor

While still in college, finding a mentor who has completed his or her education at Columbia and is out in the world can be a great way to take advantage of alumni, who know the Columbia experience and also have real-life knowledge that can help with advising you on career opportunities, personal decisions or simply to be a friend and resource during your time at the College.

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Online Mentoring Community

The Online Mentoring Community is now open to all Columbia College alumni and students! Participants can message one another, ask quick questions, find others with similar interests or careers, and much more.

Join the Community today. It takes just a few quick steps.

  1. Complete your profile and all sections, as matches are suggested based on your interests and background. You can import from LinkedIn!
  2. Click Your Matches on the home page to find your suggested matches.
  3. Search on the People page and filter by Mentors, Mentees or Everyone, then by expertise, skills, companies, location and more. (If you would like to search within the Columbia College Women group only then navigate to this group on the right-hand side of the main page. Once you are in this specific group, click Mentors on the left-hand side of the page. Search the members of this subgroup by following the same steps as listed above.)
  4. Send a message to an alumnus/a or student to ask a question or simply connect!

Sign up or log in again today and start connecting!

If you have questions, email us today.

Columbia College Women Mentoring

Columbia College Women has been supporting mentoring between alumnae and female students for almost 30 years. In 2015, CCW Mentoring launched an online platform; currently more than 1300 College women participate. Alumnae are prepared to mentor, answer questions, act as sounding boards or simply be a trusted contact for a student. Participants can message one another, ask quick questions, find others with their similar interests and much more.

Join the community today, it takes just a few steps.

  1. Complete your profile and all sections, as matches are suggested based on your interests and background. You can import from LinkedIn!
  2. Click Your Matches on the home page to find your suggested matches.
  3. Search on the People page and filter by Mentors, Mentees or Everyone, then by expertise, skills, companies, location and more.
  4. Send a message to an alumna to ask a question or simply connect!

Sign up or log in again today and start connecting with students and alumnae!

If you have questions, check out these FAQs about the online mentoring community, watch the video or email us today.

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative through the Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Columbia Mentoring Initiative is an intergenerational mentorship program that connects first-years (mentees) with returning students (mentors), and all students with alumni.

There are multiple ways to get involved. Applications for mentor, mentee and leadership positions are open to all undergraduates. Mentorship opportunities are open to all graduate students and alumni.

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