MassBay is committed to offering opportunities for our students to be mentored by professionals on and off campus and mentor younger students in the community.
Some of our current mentoring programs and initiatives:
100 Males to College – In partnership with Framingham State University, Framingham Public Schools, the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, and the Metrowest College Planning Center, MassBay staff, faculty, and students provide mentoring to male junior and senior students in Framingham to support them to apply to and succeed in college.
Business Mentoring Program (BMP) – BMP is a collaboration with Jewish Family Service of Metrowest and MassBay’s Business Department. Professional mentors with experience in the subject content embed in business courses to provide students with connecting course concepts with real world experiences. Mentors work with students directly, both individually and in small groups, with the instructor facilitating the engagement.
Multicultural Mentoring Program (MMP)— Promotes the pursuit of academic success for students from multicultural backgrounds. MMP students and professionals interact in one-to-one mentorship relationships, assisting mentees’ acclimation to college life and preparing them for future careers. MMP’s partnership include Verizon, General Dynamics, Meditech, Citizens Bank and Lesley University.
Peer Mentor Program — The Peer Mentor Program at MassBay Community College links first-year college students with an experienced second-year student who will serve as a mentor. Peer mentors are trained to assist students on a variety of academic and non-academic topics. They will support first-year students in becoming acclimated to MassBay campus and culture. Peer mentors work collaboratively to engage students in activities that increase their peers’ involvement in a positive college experience.
STEM Mentor Program — The goals of the STEM Mentor Program are to nurture STEM students’ academic success and support students’ pursuit of their academic and career aspirations by facilitating one-on-one mentoring relationships and providing STEM-focused events, programs and opportunities. Employer partnerships include Sanofi Genzyme, MathWorks, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Food and Drug Administration, Winchester Analytical Engineering Center. The program is funded by Sanofi Genzyme, STEM Starter Academy and MathWorks.
Learn about the STEM Mentor Program →
Mentoring and Academic Support (MAS) Program at Walsh Middle School
The MetroWest College Planning Collaborative in partnership with MassBay Community College, Framingham State University and Latinas en Acción (LEA) provides a mentoring program for Walsh Middle School students in Framingham. Some of the middle school students live with risk factors such as a single parent home, poverty, abuse or parental incarceration. Mentors and mentees spend at least 2 hours a week at Walsh playing games, helping with homework, assisting mentees with setting goals, discussing college readiness and having fun!
For more information about any of our programs contact:
Director of Career Services, Internships & Mentoring
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Contact Office of Career Services, Internships & Mentoring
STEM Career Success Coach
To make an appointment with Julie Ginn or Kate Basch or for more information about our office, please call 781-239-3142 or stop by Student Development, Room 130, Wellesley Hills campus. If you are a STEM student who would like to make an appointment with Brenda Egan, please email her: firstname.lastname@example.org