Mentorship Program

The Bloustein Mentorship Program provides our urban Planning & Policy graduate students with mentors who guide and develop their networking, interviewing, and other essential business etiquette skills to make Bloustein students competitive in today’s job market.

The Bloustein Mentoring Program is a professional partnership between Bloustein students and their mentors. It is open to graduate students, with preference given to students in their final year. The official mentorship of the academic year starts in February and lasts through June, However if the mentor and mentee wish, they may keep in touch after the official mentorship concludes. The program is a commitment: the Mentor and mentee must meet face-to-face at least once a month and maintain regular contact via email or telephone. Both the mentor and mentee must check in with the office at least twice between Feb and June and attend events that are a part of the Program including the Kick-off program in February and Mid Program Check-in in April.

It is not the goal of the Program, nor is it expected of Mentors to provide their mentees with an internship or a job, and mentees in the Program may not ask their Mentors for an internship or a job.

If you have at least 4 years’ professional experience and a passion for mentoring, please consider signing up for our Mentor Recruiting List by filling out the form below. Andrea Garrido will contact you with more information.

Bloustein Mentorship Recruitment form
*This form is for prospective mentors only.

If you are a current or returning mentor, please click here to apply/RSVP for upcoming events and programs.

Learn more
* Please read the Bloustein Mentor Qualifications for our programs
* Please read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to learn about the structure and expectations of our Bloustein mentorship programs

Who is a Mentor?

Bloustein mentors are alumni and friends of The Bloustein School who help their students (mentees) prepare for the urban planning and policy world after graduation. Mentors help our graduate students develop business etiquette and skills that are essential in communicating, networking and interviewing. Mentors assist mentees in understanding the many career paths available to them in urban planning and policy. For many first generation, students of color and international students at Bloustein aid in the transition to work culture. Mentors provide exceptional learning experiences for their student; they have the ability to lead, inspire and motivate their mentees by expanding their awareness, insight, and perspective. The mentor is not expected to obtain an internship or job for the student (mentee) through his or her connections.

**All mentors must adhere to the Rutgers Code of Ethics:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our programs

For all frequently asked questions about our programs, please click here.