Marquette Mentors celebrates 11th year of accomplishments

Joined by an all-time high of nearly 200 student mentees, alumni mentors, mentee alumni and campus partners, the 2023-24 Marquette Mentors came to an official close on Thursday, April 25, at the Al McGuire Center. 

More than 360 student mentees and mentors in 25 states and Europe served, led and accomplished hundreds of career-related goals as part of the annual Marquette University Alumni Association mentoring program. Since 2013, more than 1,200 mentees and 250 mentors have participated in Marquette Mentors.  

The award-winning program matches undergraduate and graduate students with alumni mentors based on college, major and career interest and is recognized as the gold standard in higher education, according to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Year in review

The 11th annual program was highlighted by many unprecedented achievements, including: 

  • An all-time high of nearly 185 mentor-mentee matches
  • Nearly 40 mentees who utilized the program’s travel stipend to shadow their mentors coast-to-coast from Portland, Oregon, to Atlanta, New York and San Francisco 
  • An incubator mentor pilot, created to engage recent Marquette graduates who served in Marquette Mentors to share their career experiences with current mentees 
  • The launch of @marquettementors on Instagram (and nearly 600 program participant followers in seven months) 
  • New programming attracting more than 180 mentors and mentee alumni nationwide, including Marquette Mentors in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and New York, and the debut of Marquette Mentors at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Record attendance at Coffee Connections networking events

Marquette Mentors thanks all program participants for making this international award-winning initiative the gold standard of mentoring programs.