University of Michigan Alumni Association


Get advice from the Leaders and Best who’ve come before you by participating in the 30 Minute Mentors program.

In-person 30 Minute Mentor Sessions

New this year: Each in-person session has an industry focus so you can meet alumni from specific fields. 

Sessions are held in Ann Arbor at the Alumni Center unless otherwise noted. Register online to meet with an alumni volunteer for 30 minutes between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration for each session opens approximately two to four weeks before it is scheduled to take place. Undergraduate and graduate students may register to participate.

2015 - 2016 In-person Dates:

  • October 2 - Consulting & Finance
  • November 6 - Creative Careers
  • January 22 - Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations
  • February 12 - Entrepreneurship & Technology
  • April 8 - Health & Wellness

For those industries not represented in one of our in-person events - Virtual 30 Minute Mentor sessions include alumni from many careers. Learn more below. 

Alumni: Please review our Mentor Guidelines for In-person Mentoring
Students: Please review our Student Guidelines for In-person Mentoring

Virtual 30 Minute Mentor Sessions

30 Minutes. Infinite Connections. U-M students and recent grads can register online to meet with alumni volunteers from a variety of industries, cities and academic backgrounds. Once registered, students and recent grads will receive contact information so they can follow up directly with their selected alumnus/a via phone, Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout. We ask you to reach out to alumni immediately to schedule a time to connect, and for connections to occur within one month of selection. 

Virtual 30 Minute Mentor Months

  • October 
  • November
  • February 
  • March 
  • May*

* This session is reserved for recent grad members of the Alumni Association, including May 2016 graduates. 

Alumni: Please review our Mentor Guidelines for Virtual Mentoring
Students and Recent Grads: Please review our Student Guidelines for Virtual Mentoring

The 30 Minute Mentors program is made possible by support from Alumni Association members.

While the Alumni Association strives to identify relevant and high quality professionals to provide career advice, we cannot be responsible for screening or evaluating the quality of any advice provided by alumni mentors.

Interested in mentoring? Complete our alumni volunteer form.