Connect with a career mentor in the Education and Human Services industry!

Mentors can play a valuable role in your career and professional development, and help you achieve a new level of success. Mentors can give you an edge that differentiates you from your peers and/or your competition. They can provide knowledge, insight, support, guidance, and even open doors for you and help you identify career opportunities.

So we know why you need a mentor, but how do you find one? 

It’s easy… Join Mentor Match! Mentor Match is a FREE online platform that connects Binghamton students with alumni with a goal of helping you prepare for a successful future, navigating your career  and exploring career paths. The platform is open to students from all class years, programs and schools, and Mentor Match gives mentees exclusive access to a robust network of alumni mentors who are eager to share their wisdom and advice about professional life after graduation.

Mentors can connect with mentees anywhere — from just down the street or around the globe. There are hundreds of alumni working in the Education and Human Services industry waiting to connect with you and provide you with mentoring and career support! 

Some alumni you can connect with:

  • Katie Sullivan – Early Childhood Learning Experiences Coordinator at The Field Museum
  • Helen Fang – Aging Services Program Analyst at NYS Office for the Aging
  • Anyeli Matos – Executive Director at New York City Department of Education

How does it work?

  1. Join for free at and complete your profile. 
  2. Browse the list of suggested alumni mentors based on your profile and interests. You can filter the list by geographic location, occupation, campus involvement or identity (e.g., athletics, EOP, first-generation)
  3. Identify a mentor you’d like to reach out to. (You need to make the first move!) Click ‘Connect’ and add a professional note inviting the mentor to have a conversation. That’s it!

Learn more and find some additional tips on using Mentor Match here. 

Match Madness Promo: 

The first 250 students who make a new connection with a mentor now through Friday, Nov. 20 will receive an $10 e-gift card!



By Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi
Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi Career Consultant Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi