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Rhody Alumni Mentoring (RAM) Program

The Rhody Alumni Mentoring (RAM) program gives students the opportunity to form meaningful, rewarding relationships with URI alumni that will help prepare them to be better professionals and future leaders. As a mentee, students connect with a mentor in the professional world who has similar interests and learn about their unique experience, knowledge, and skills.

Mentors act as resources and guides in helping students develop personally and professionally with topics such as:

  • Academic Guidance: course selection, study skills, and post-undergraduate planning
  • Career Advice: networking, job shadowing, resume critiques, interviewing tips, and career insight
  • Personal Development: interpersonal skills, professional etiquette, and balancing school-life obligations

For Mentors

For Mentees


For Mentors


The Rhody Alumni Mentoring (RAM) program is an alumni-student mentor program that is organized through a LinkedIn subgroup of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association LinkedIn page. The relationship will begin while the student is enrolled in an online internship and career focused course, ITR300. At the conclusion of the course the mentor and student may choose to continue a mentoring relationship outside of the structure of the program.

What is a RAM Mentor?

As a RAM mentor you are a guide to a current URI student. Your role is to serve as a resource who guides the student by; sharing information about your URI education and professional experience, building trust, and modeling positive behaviors. Your relationship with the student will help pave the way for success at URI and beyond.

As a Mentor You Play Several Roles, Including:

  • Motivator: Expresses belief and confidence in the mentee’s abilities, and encourages the mentee to try new things
  • Resource: Teaches and advises the mentee on how to make professional contacts, and introduces the mentee to new people, places, or ideas
  • Supporter: Encourages open and honest dialogue, and listens and responds to the needs of the mentee
  • Coach: Helps the mentee develop, and work to achieve, realistic and meaningful goals

Benefits of Mentoring

A mentoring relationship is a valuable experience for both the mentee and the mentor. We feel that mentoring will be a positive and enriching experience for you as the mentor. More importantly we hope that you will:

  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
  • Develop meaningful connections with students
  • Engage in a volunteer opportunity that is highly valued by employers
  • Reconnect with the URI of today
  • Expand your professional network
  • Refine your coaching and mentoring skills

Interested in registering to be an alumni mentor? Click here to complete a mentor form!

Resources for Mentors


For Mentees


The RAM program is an alumni-student mentor program that is organized through a LinkedIn subgroup of the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association LinkedIn page. The relationship will begin while you are enrolled in the online internship and career focused course, ITR300. At the conclusion of the course you and your mentor may choose to continue a mentoring relationship outside of the structure of the program.

What is a RAM Mentor?

A RAM mentor is a guide and resource for navigating URI and a student’s future profession. The role of the mentor is to serve as a resource who guides you by sharing information about their URI education and professional experience, building trust, and modeling positive behaviors. The relationship will help pave the way for a student’s success at URI and beyond.

A Mentor Plays Several Roles, Including:

  • Motivator: Expresses belief and confidence in the mentee’s abilities, and encourages the mentee to try new things
  • Resource: Teaches and advises the mentee on how to make professional contacts, and introduces the mentee to new people, places, or ideas
  • Supporter: Encourages open and honest dialogue, listens and responds to the needs of the mentee
  • Coach: Helps the mentee develop and work to achieve realistic and meaningful goals

Resources for Mentees

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