Mentor Program

mentor and mentee.

The school facilitates an exciting mentoring program that links current students with alumni.

Mentors and students are matched according to interest and will create a mentoring plan based on mutual expectations. Students will be able to select a mentor based on mutual interest, attributes, and demographics. This program invites alumni to share their professional experiences and encourages MSW students to broaden their network of support. Our mentors are located across the US and Canada.

Guidelines for Students

Welcome to the UB School of Social Work Mentoring Program.* We hope that you find your mentoring experience to be rewarding and enjoyable. Below are some guidelines to assist you in approaching the mentoring relationship.

Watch our Mentor Introduction Video [4:38 mins]

Watch our Mentor Info for Students Video [4:25 mins]

Title card, Mentoring Program: Student Video.


If you have any questions about this program or your assigned mentor, please feel free to telephone the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations, Denise Krause at 716-645-1223 or email at

*The SSW Mentor Plan is adapted from the UB Law School Mentoring Program (2010).

**The mentoring relationship as administered by the SSW falls within the guidelines of the NASW Code of Ethics.