Mentoring at GCC

We are currently at capacity for mentors and are not taking new applicants, but thank you so much for your interest! Please email Judy Raper, Associate Dean of Community Engagement at raperj@gcc.mass.edu if you would like to be notified when we are seeking new mentors.

Much more goes on with mentoring than the simple transferal of information. We believe that the mentoring relationship can benefit both the mentor and mentee in many dimensions. Skills and experiences you might not normally identify as important in an academic setting might prove most valuable in fostering a successful relationship with a mentee—for example:

  • Do you come from a large family?
  • Have you travelled extensively?
  • Can any volunteer work or community involvement you’ve done help inspire others?
  • Did you face any specific barriers while you were pursuing your education such as being a single parent, financial challenges, learning disabilities, recovery, transportation issues or not knowing what you wanted to study?

Overcoming the obstacles that commonly face students of today can provide wise testimony, inspiration and strategies for success.