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Mentor Network

We are recruiting employers with a positive outlook, who are excited and willing to make a difference. We seek those who are as enthusiastic about RIT as we are! If you are enjoying success in your career and would like to participate in the career development of our current students, we invite you to contact us. We are seeking motivated employer, alumni and friends to make a significant contribution to RIT by volunteering time and talent in the Career Services area. Your time commitment is minimal, but the impact lasts a lifetime.

Mentor Network Career Advisor

The Mentor Network - coming soon to our new Handshake job system -  is a database of volunteer advisors that provides job seekers or career explorers an excellent networking resource. Handshake is the system where students and alumni view all jobs, campus interviews, career-related workshops/seminars and career fair information. By joining the Mentor Network, employers and alumni create a brief career profile. Current student and alumni job seekers then request contact with volunteers in their field of interest.

The students and alumni who reach out to you may be interested in any of the following:

  • Connecting with professionals in their field
  • Conducting an informational interview about your career
  • Learning more about your industry or organization
  • Learning more about jobs at your organization
  • A possible mentoring relationship
  • Possible shadowing experiences at your organization
  • Possible speaking engagements at their student club or organization  on campus

Savvy student and alumni job seekers are always looking for advice, connections and leads. The Mentor Network extends your reach on campus. It's an easy, inexpensive and convenient way to develop your connections with additional interested applicants or to make connections with current students in your career field.


Once the database is active on Handshake, you'll be able to join and complete a profile online.  In the meantime, please call our office at 585.475.2301 and ask to speak to Kris Stehler, Assistant Director for Alumni Relations, or email Kris at with any questions.