Ram Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP)

The Ram Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP) matches undergraduate and graduate students with a Suffolk alum who will support your personal, academic, and professional success in a five-month one-to-one mentoring partnership.

A mentor can make all the difference in your career. Mentors provide a trusted and experienced perspective, offering advice related to your career development, your education, or your life in general.

RAMP supports mentorship at Suffolk by engaging our alumni as program mentors and connecting them with a student mentee. This mentoring partnership is built upon a student’s specific interests and goals with the intention of building a foundation for future career success.

About the Program

Students in every major and year in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School, undergraduate and graduate, and alumni from any major or field may participate. Interested mentors and mentees must submit a RAMP application by the program’s fall deadline. When you apply to the program, you will be asked to select your preference in a Career Communities—this information will be used in our mentor-mentee matching process.

Mentor pairings will be announced during the fall semester and will conclude by the end of the spring semester. To accommodate our alumni partners’ schedules, RAMP supports both in-person and virtual engagement between mentors and mentees. Mentees are encouraged to work with their alumni mentor early in the program to develop a regular meeting schedule or check-in time.


Please contact us with any questions you may have or to learn more about RAMP.

Ramping It Up

Read about mentee Markendy Fils-Aime, Class of 2020 and his alumni mentor Mike Nay, BSBA ’14.

Participating in the Ram Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP) matches students like Markendy Fils-Aime, Class of 2020 with an alumni mentor Mike Nay, BSBA ’14.

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My mentor Dina and I kept in touch very often. Most of our conversations revolved around developing my product since Dina has a science background. We also had a conversation about the Ikigai Test/Theory, which helped me come up with titles and positions I may want to work in based on my interests.

Anna Plumb, Mentee BA in Entrepreneurship, 2024

RAMP seemed like the kind of program where I would find someone I could ask those little questions and not feel embarrassed. I wanted to meet someone who would give me a genuine answer. Dannielle might not always know the answer to a question, but she was always willing to find out or assist me.

Sofia Santa, Mentee BA in Law, 2023

Sofia is an intelligent young woman who knows what she wants to do in terms of her career. A lot of mentors have said that they've learned from their mentees, and I haven't had that same experience before I mentored Sofia. I was really inspired by her and how much she has it all together.

Dannielle Pinson, Mentor Client & Community Relations Specialist at PNC