Mentor Collective

The Mentor Collective Program

The Mentor Collective program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with an alum or peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges and gain career advice. At the same time, mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

This program is currently open to students in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email cahss@ewu.edu 

How it Works

Students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations.

To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

What do Mentors and Mentees Discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?

Why Should You Consider Becoming a Mentor?

Technically, one academic year, however we encourage you to remain in contact beyond this if you develop a strong relationship with your mentee. See more about opting out below.

You tell us how much time you have to meet with your mentees: once per month, twice per month, once per week, etc. You can also choose the number of students you support!

We want to make sure you have the agency to determine your involvement while still allowing you to develop the leadership skills necessary for your growth.

That’s fine! You always have the option to adjust your involvement. Email help@mentorcollective.org if you want to opt out of the program, reduce the number of students you are supporting, increase the number of students you are supporting, or if you have questions.

No problem! You can click ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of our emails, or reply to our texts with STOP to unsubscribe.

Aside from developing leadership skills, you’ll receive a LinkedIn trained mentor certification that you can also add to your resume.

You’ll be a part of a community of mentors in programs across the country, have access to Mentor Office Hours where you can ask questions and share ideas with other mentors, and you’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive mentorship events.

You can still mentor for the full academic year, even if you are graduating! If you do want to stop your mentorships upon graduation, reach out to help@mentorcollective.org and let us know.

We provide discussion guides for a variety of topics to help you out. If you still get stuck, you can either submit an insight flag as part of your conversation report (we will follow up) or email me directly at jjacks30@ewu.edu.

If you need more information, check out the Mentor Experience here.

And please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!


Becoming a mentor to new, incoming Eastern College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students is a great way to build your leadership skills and give back to your community!

Still have some questions?

See some answers to frequently asked questions: