Career Development

Our Mission


The Xavier University Professional Mentor Program links students with leading executives and career professionals - offering an innovative approach by providing students practical application of networking skills, personal and professional growth over an extended period of time, as well as the Jesuit values of service to others and cura personalis.



  • Develop resources and tools to make informed career decisions.
  • Through coaching and feedback, develop leadership, teamwork, creative thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Advise on personal growth, academics, and career topics (including possible career paths).
  • Provide a forum for the observation, practice and mastery of professional networking skills.


Since its inception in 2003, the nationally known Mentor Program has matched over 2,500 students with executives & career professionals in the Cincinnati area and throughout the United States.  The Program serves Xavier students of all majors and collaborates with Mentors from more than 560 different organizations.

The Xavier Professional Mentor Program is part of the Career Development Office, whose mission is to “connect, educate and empower” students.