The Alumni Mentors program pairs motivated upper-year students, graduate students and recent graduates with an alumni mentor. Mentors are established professionals who help students and recent graduates develop skills for the workplace and expand their professional networks. The program is offered in partnership between the Department of University Advancement and the Carleton University Alumni Association.


Mentors are Carleton alumni who are seasoned professionals and industry leaders prepared to share their knowledge, resources and passion. Alumni who earned their degree 5 or more years ago are welcome to apply. Mentoring is a great way to stay connected to the Carleton community and contribute to the success of current and future Carleton alumni.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Refine interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Network and expand your professional network
  • Shape future talent
  • Reconnect with Carleton
  • Discover fresh perspectives
  • Attend exclusive virtual events


Mentees are either: hard-working upper-year undergraduate students in their third or fourth year, graduate students or motivated recent graduates (Class of ’20 ’21 or ’22).

Mentees can expect to receive guidance to help them navigate various career options, learn invaluable skills for professional development and make new contacts to give them a competitive advantage in the job market.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Develop a career path
  • Expand professional network
  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Learn from an experienced industry leader
  • Transition into the workforce with ease
  • Attend exclusive virtual events