Students will match with an alumni mentor(s) based on shared academic interests, career goals, life challenges, and experiences.

What do alumni mentors and mentees discuss?

  • Meeting new people and making connections with alumni, peers, faculty, and staff
  • Campus involvement aligned with career goals
  • Adjusting to graduate academic expectations
  • Developing a plan for academic, social, and career success
  • Balancing the demands of graduate education with personal responsibilities
  • Developing and cultivating professional contacts

Your alumni mentor will:

  • Help guide you in your current and future endeavors
  • Have similar interests, hobbies, and experiences as you
  • Meet or video chat with you on a regular basis (or as determined by you both)
  • Guide you in discovering career opportunities and paths
  • Encourage you to set goals and check in on progress
  • Help connect you with additional resources at the GSD and beyond if needed (i.e., financial, academic, and personal advisement)

Register for Mentor Collective

To access Connect GSD, Mentees and Mentors need to register and complete a profile using Harvard Key Credentials.