Wilkes is more than just your courses.

When you join our campus, you’ll be surrounding yourself with people who are passionate about learning, trying new things and making a real impact. And they can’t wait to start working with you.

At Wilkes, mentorship is more than just helping out faculty members or racking up hours of experience outside the classroom. Even the word mentoring might feel formal and intimidating. But it’s just about making real, genuine connections that can help you find your path, discover your passions or even land a job after graduation. Our supportive community of Colonels – at the student, faculty and staff level – are all here to help you along your journey.

Whether you’re collaborating with peers on a community service project or working with faculty on exciting new research, you’ll have plenty of chances to get to know us – and yourself in the process.

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Wait - why do I need a mentor?

College is the best time to get a mentor. In fact, research shows that college graduates who had a mentor while they were students are more engaged in their professional work once they leave campus¹. They also felt more confident and better prepared after graduation².

Not to mention, having a mentor while you’re in college can help with all sorts of situations, like:

  • Building your network
  • Figuring out what to study
  • Learning industry ins and outs
  • Connecting and making friends
  • Getting involved on campus and in the community

Mentors don’t have to fall into a specific category, either. Most students have more than one and they all come from different backgrounds. Professors, other students, academic advisors, club leaders, staff members, coaches and alumni all represent the incredible connections you can make at Wilkes. Don’t worry about seeking out a mentor – know that it’ll happen naturally here.

  1. 2018 Gallup Alumni Survey
  2. Inside Higher Ed / College Pulse Survey

We'll give you the chance to do great work.

Want to do something amazing that also looks great on your resume? At Wilkes, you will. Our expert faculty and supportive staff are heavily involved in research and service projects across a variety of fields.

Whatever you’re passionate about, we can match you to the right project. We pride ourselves on supporting all of our students with plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience in the things they love. These are just a few examples.

Isaias Torres

Isaias's hands-on experience started as a member of Dr. Linda Gutierrez's lab team.

From his first fall semester, he learned lab procedures, cared for more than 100 mice, took tissue samples and analyzed data. “I have been growing so much. I got so much experience from her,” he says of his work with Dr. Gutierrez.

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Drew Haritos

Drew has experienced unwavering support from staff and faculty, including mentors whose insights go beyond scheduling classes, including Dr. Mischelle Anthony.

“I try to let the student talk more than I do,” Anthony says. “Drew lets me know her struggles and triumphs because we’ve established that relationship.” 

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Dillon Bradley

Dillon has been honored with a leadership award by G.I. Jobs magazine, which recognizes student veterans based on a variety of criteria including mentoring other students and student veterans.

Ret. Lt. Col. Mark Kaster, veterans’ counselor, takes pride in a Wilkes student earning the award. "I appreciate his support of veterans on campus and in the community. That’s a commitment.”

Read Dillon's Story

campus clubs and organizations to join


Wilkes alumni worldwide to connect with


student e-Mentors to meet and learn from

We've got your back.

Mentorship and support from your fellow classmates starts early at Wilkes. When you come to campus for orientation, you’ll meet our e-Mentors – a dedicated team of student volunteers will help you get used to college life and all throughout your first semester. Meet with your e-Mentor one-on-one or in small groups. They’re here to help you at every step of the way.

Hey there! My name is Andrea, I'm a senior Biology major from Panama pursuing medical school. I hope to meet all of you and help with any campus or college life-related topics!

Andrea Arauz

Hi! I'm Matt, a senior Business Management major from Berwick, PA.  I love helping new students grow and succeed in both the academic and social aspects of their time here at Wilkes.

Matt Haubert

Hello, my name is Kylie! I live in the small town of Athens, PA which is farm country.  I love getting to share my love for Wilkes with other people! If you see me on campus please do not hesitate to say hi!

Kylie Jayne

Meet the rest of the e-Mentor team