FAS Mentoring Program


The FAS Staff Mentoring Program gives FAS staff the opportunity to connect and learn from one another. Mentees receive access to expertise, support, and guidance, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional network. Since its pilot launch in 2007, more than 400 FAS staff have participated in the Mentoring Program.

Mentoring Rings (New)
Starting in 2016, the Mentoring Program will offer mentoring rings (i.e. group mentoring) to give participants a broader group of peers and mentors to connect with and learn from. Each mentoring ring will include approximately six mentees and two mentors.

Mentoring Program Goals

  • Cultivate a sense of FAS community, connectedness, and collaboration.
    Through regular interactions and joint learning, mentoring rings naturally form a community in which mentees can grow, explore ideas, celebrate success, and find support.
  • Build an inclusive culture that creates diverse networks within FAS for advancement and growth. Mentoring rings enable mentees to connect on a broader level with staff from across the FAS. Group discussions provide insight into different roles/units in the FAS and create an environment that encourages career exploration.
  • Promote a culture of learning.
    Participants learn from each other and are encouraged to share that learning with colleagues in their department/unit. Reciprocal mentoring is encouraged, with all members of the mentoring ring contributing and encouraging each other to invest in continued learning and self growth. 


  • The FY17 Mentoring Program is full and will run from November 2016 to June 2017.
  • For the FY18 Mentoring Program, FAS staff will be notified via email when enrollment opens for mentee slots.
  • Mentee slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. FAS staff need to have worked at the FAS for at least one year and be in good standing in order to express interest in participating in the the FAS Mentoring Program. 


Audrey Harmon, Director of HR Programs and Communications, at (617) 495-8240
Sam Sweney, Programs and Events Coordinator, at (617) 496-0196