How You Can Help

Low-income and first-generation students greatly benefit from interactions with professional mentors, sometimes lacking in their communities. Individual volunteers play a vital role in connecting Meritus Scholars to experiences and exposure leading to college and career success. Sign up today to get involved or click here to learn more about how to connect  your company or organization with Meritus.

Become a Career Mentor

Volunteers will be matched with a Scholar who shares his/her professional interests to complete one project-based career activity per month over the course of the academic year. All opportunities can be conducted remotely or in-person. The time commitment varies slightly by mentor pair and topic covered, but 2-4 hours/month is typical. Some topics typically covered in mentoring sessions are:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Social Media and Networking
  • Job Search Skills
  • Professionalism in the Workplace
  • Graduate School Exploration

Host an Informational Interview

A volunteer can clarify the steps needed for job success by hosting a 30-40 minute conversation, or informational interview, covering the employee’s occupational field, career journey, and professional advice. Volunteers determine how many students they want to work with.

Fill out our Meritus Volunteer Form to get involved! 


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