Mentoring Opportunities

There are many ways in which alumni can mentor Penn students!

Join MyPenn (formerly Quakernet)

Through MyPenn, alumni can offer career advice and guidance to students and fellow alumni with career questions. To sign up, visit and when filling out a profile, be sure to select “Available for Mentorship” so that others can easily find you within the directory.

Join an Alumni-Student Networking Platform

Beyond MyPenn which is the go-to platform for connecting alumni and students with each other, alumni and students can create profiles on these platforms as well and list themselves as available for networking for specific populations and subgroups. These platforms are great ways for students to get the most out of their Penn experience and tap into the vast networks of incredible Penn alum.

      • Interstride -focused on the international student community.
      • Penn Flash –  focused on the Penn First Plus community.
      • GSE Connects – focused on the Graduate School of Education community members, which include graduate students.
      • Ben Connects – focused on the the School of Arts and Sciences undergraduates and alum.
      • Student Athletic Mentor Program – mentorship platform for athletes to be mentored by alumni.

Post a “Project” for Engineering Students: An Experiential Learning Opportunity

Are you a SEAS alum!? Help current Engineering students access real-world experience and build their portfolios. Provide students with ways to build relevant work experience and strengthen their professional networks. Projects help these individuals access limited-duration work opportunities to build resume-worthy experience, connect with professionals, and explore interesting career functions.

  • Post projects you create or use pre-built templates
  • Review and select students for work (paid or unpaid)
  • Connect with new talent opening long-term hiring opportunities

Get signed up on PeopleGrove to begin posting projects for our Engineering students, today!

Serve as an Engineering Mentor

The SEAS Connect Career Mentoring Program pairs alumni mentors with first-year undergraduate engineering students. The goal of the program is for alumni to share their invaluable workplace and educational experience with students beginning to explore career paths.  Each one-to-one mentor/student pair communicates throughout the program via teleconference, email, and phone. Questions? Contact Jon Niles at if interested in becoming a mentor.

Make a Social Media Contribution

Do you have career related thoughts to share with students or other Penn alums? We welcome entries for our Penn and Beyond blog. We also are always seeking alumni who would like to ‘tweet” for a day about their daily work activities through our PennCareerDay twitter feed. Contact Michael DeAngelis at if interested in contributing.

We also welcome alumni to be a guest on our podcast CS Radio. If you are interested in becoming a potential guest (which can be recorded via web conferencing services like Zoom), please contact Michael DeAngelis at