What is the SMLR Mentorship Program? 

The SMLR Mentorship Program is designed to help connect SMLR students with alumni mentors who are professionals in Human Resources, Labor Relations, and related fields. Mentors share industry knowledge, foster the development and enhancement of career readiness skills, and promote the building of mentee professional networks. 

Program Goals 

  • Leverage the expertise of successful alumni to the benefit of current SMLR students 

  • Provide students with practical advice on how to approach their individual career objectives 

  • Complement the Rutgers experience with an eye towards the future 

  • Foster a strong sense of community between alumni and students 

Program Expectations 

  • Mentees will initiate contact with their mentor and be proactive in maintaining the relationship and setting up meetings with the mentor. 

  • Mentors and mentees will meet at least 3 times each semester. 

  • Mentees will check in with Career Services at least once a semester to provide an update on their experience in the program. 

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please email 

Application Process For Mentors

  • Must be a graduate of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

  • Submit a completed application by December 31, 2022, using the button below.

Application Process For Students (Mentees)

  • Undergraduate and graduate students majoring/minoring in Human Resource Management and/or Labor and Employment Relations and graduating no earlier than May 2023 (program runs from Sept. 2022-May 2023)
  • Submit a completed application on Handshake (click button below) by December 31, 2022, including a resume and brief statement (1 paragraph) explaining your interest in the program, what area of HR/Labor Relations you want to learn more about, and what you hope to get out the program.
  • Once matched with a mentor, sign and submit an SMLR Mentorship Agreement Form.