Become a Mentor

The Industry Mentorship Program is great way for students to learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring (3-5 students per mentor).

As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to provide insight about a particular industry, guide discussions related to professional preparation, networking, and the job/internship search, and reflect and share with students how your experiences and interests have translated into a career in your field. Qualified mentors are expected to have 3 or more years of experience in their respective industry. Please fill out this form if you’re interested in participating.

Mentor Testimonial

Connecting and supporting Huskies as they embark on their career journey is rewarding and energizing. The mentor program offers resources, tools, support and community to help take the next steps in planning for post-graduate life. My goal is to help create confidence in choices that are authentic to each individuals’ goals.”

Robin Lien – X-Google, Advisor, Board Member, and Non-Tech in Tech Mentor ’21 & ’22

Mentor Expectations

  • Qualifications
    • 3+ years of industry-specific experience
    • Work in one of the four industries: Technology (non-technical roles); Health & Life Sciences (non-clinical roles); Government; Non-Profit
    • Can speak to the diversity of roles available to undergraduate students in your respective industry, and where various majors fit in
    • Open to sharing experiences and providing feedback
  • Commitment – 1 Quarter (10 weeks)
    • Week 1: Mentor Prep Session
    • Weeks 2-9: Mentor Group Meetings & Mid-Program Check-In Session
    • Week 10: Wrap-Up Networking Event

For more information about mentor expectations, commitments, meeting tips, and sample meeting topics, questions, and activities, view our UW Mentor Guide.

Calling for mentors for the Spring 2024 Non-Profit & Government Mentorship Program!

Focus areas include:

  • Administration / Management / Operations
  • Planning & Development / Strategist / Policy Analyst
  • Human Resources / Recruiting / Volunteer Coordination
  • Marketing / Communications / Community Engagement


If you are interested in participating as a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Interest Form. Upon completion, you will receive a follow-up email with program details and dates depending on your responses and our availability. The Mentor Interest Form is open throughout the year, so you may be considered for future opportunities depending on when the form is submitted and the industry program you wish to participate in.

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