The business community has long recognized the value of mentoring as a means of developing both its leaders and its future workforce. Business professionals who act as mentors and role models help students gain insights that allow these students to hone their skills in preparation for successful employment.

Lerner is leading the way with this unique educational resource through its Graduate Executive Mentors Program. This initiative establishes 1:1 mentor-student relationships in which the executive’s professional background is complementary to the student’s career objectives.


For more information about applying to the program, contact Jill Gugino Pante at or 302-831-3161.

How it Works

One you’re matched with a business executive, you’ll meet once or twice a semester to:
  • Identify the objectives for the academic year
  • Connect classroom knowledge to real-world business activities
  • Clarify your career objectives
  • Gain an insider’s view of a company and industry
  • Polish your networking skills

Resources for Mentors and Mentees

The Importance of Mentors to College Students (article)
The Mentor’s Guide (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
The Mentee’s Guide (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
Skills for Successful Mentoring (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
75 Things to Do with Your Mentees (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
Mentor Checklist (PDF) (Lerner College)

For More Information, Contact:

Jill Gugino Panté
Lerner College Career Services Center