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Become a Mentor

Make a difference at Spectator & Columbia, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Volunteer to mentor a Spectator staffer or recent graduate. Your advice and support will make a direct impact on the success of our students.

Our staffers have a wide range of interests, often outside journalism—we warmly welcome alums in any industry who would be willing to speak with a student or recent graduate a few times per year, forming interpersonal connections across generations of Spec.

You will be able to:

  • Engage in monthly 1-1 mentorship and coffee chats

  • Join in on Mentorship Program networking events

  • Meet fellow mentors and mentees at luncheons and dinners

  • Display your profile on the Alumni page as a leader and continue your legacy at Spec

A Spec Staffer will be matched with a Spec Alumni in their career interests to learn more about your experiences and get advice from you within a professional career they are interested in. This is a great way to give back to the Spec and Columbia community!


IF you would like to make an impact on the Spec community,

please fill out this google form:

please Contact with any questions.