Mariner Mentoring Program

Student meeting with mentor

The MCU Mariner Mentoring Program connects students with employers, alumni, faculty, staff, and MCU community partners in order to facilitate holistic personal and professional growth and development through academic and career support, advice, and guidance.

Program Goals

  • Provide high-impact experiences and opportunities for students to engage in professional development, networking, and career exploration
  • Foster mentoring relationships that inspire personal and professional success
  • Increase student self-efficacy, self-awareness, preparedness, confidence, and knowledge related to academic and career aspirations
  • Promote engagement and collaboration with alumni, employer partners, and constituents in order to grow and strengthen the MCU community

Who can participate?

Mentor with mentee


Experienced professionals willing to share their in-depth knowledge, skills, and experiences in order to guide students in navigating their academic and career paths.

MCU employer/community partners, alumni, staff, and faculty who possess relevant professional experience and are dedicated to coaching, motivating, and serving as a role model are also encouraged to sign up.

mentor with mentee


Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate students (must have earned at least 60 units) who seek support, advice, and guidance from experienced professionals to help them in their academic and career exploration.

Exceptions will be considered for Freshmen and Sophomores who express an extreme interest, have signed the 4-year guarantee, and/or are in the Honors Program.


Browse the Mariner Mentoring Program Handbook to learn more about participation in the program, including roles, responsibilities and expectations.

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Internship & Career Planning Office

(310) 303-7273

9.a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Campus location
In The Center for Academic & Professional Success (CAPS)
Cecilia Hall, Room 218 (current students) (graduates)