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The Gallatin AlumniLink mentor program connects its network of active alumni volunteers to current students in support of their academic and career development as well as to other Gallatin alumni who are seeking mentors in a particular field. This program fosters learning through the experience and expertise of alumni, creating stronger bonds among all members of the Gallatin community. It also serves as a platform for practical guidance in a wide variety of disciplines and industries, reflecting Gallatin's commitment to a supportive and interdisciplinary model. It is NOT a job placement program, nor does it facilitate academic credit through internships or independent studies.

AlumniLink is administered by the NYU Gallatin Office of Alumni Relations.

How does it work?

AlumniLink’s expectations and suggested guidelines will provide a practical framework for the mentoring relationship. However, the nature and scope of the mentorship is determined by the participants themselves. After students and alumni sign up, they are eligible to be matched with a potential alumni mentor. Alumni mentors and alumni and student mentees will be paired based on the following criteria:

•shared academic experiences 
•common Gallatin concentrations and coursework 
•shared student life experiences 
•common career goals and ambitions 
•other commonalities

Once each participant accepts and makes contact, the direction of the mentorship is in the hands of the participants. Some relationships are based on résumé tips and finding jobs, whereas others pertain to the Gallatin colloquium or a particular NYU course. In addition, AlumniLink encourages alumni volunteers to participate as experts in various panels, informational workshops and networking events at Gallatin.


All Gallatin alumni are eligible to participate as mentors in AlumniLink. This program will provide alumni with the unique opportunity to offer expertise and advice by serving as invaluable resources on topics such as career paths, resumes, course selection, international perspectives and work/family guidance.


Any current Gallatin student and all Gallatin alumni are eligible to participate as mentees in AlumniLink. This program will provide these individuals with useful sources of information and guidance from beyond the University. 

How do I sign up?

To sign up for the AlumniLink Mentor program, please fill out the online registration form.


Download the full MentorLink brochure (PDF) 

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