Become a Career Mentor

Mentoring students is a great way for you to make a significant difference in the on-going development and success of current students.

You set your mentor activity as to how the student will contact you. Students who are interested in connecting with a Career Mentor will be connected to you by one of the Career Counselors. If interested in becoming a mentor, you will need to register as an Employer Contact within the CometCareers system. Send a request to recruit@utdallas.edu or contact the Recruiting Coordinator by phone 972-883-2943.

The following are various types of Mentor Program activities, beyond an email or phone call, in which you can be involved:

Informational Interviewing

You coordinate the method and time to meet with students for them to explore various career fields, industries or options within a particular organization.

Job Shadowing

You coordinate dates for students to spend time shadowing you as you go about your work or simply to visit your facility for a tour and discussion about various career fields within your organization. In addition, you may choose to participate in our formal Externship/Job Shadowing Program held every March.