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 Executive Mentors-Scholars Program. This initiative establishes 1:1 mentor-student relationships in which the executive’s professional background is complementary to the student’s career objectives.


Students apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year, begin their mentorships as juniors in the fall semester and conclude the experience at the end of their senior year.

Application to the Executive Mentors-Scholars Program is currently closed.

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