Professional Mentor Program for Non-traditional Students Launching Spring 2018 Semester

Still Accepting Mentors and Mentees!


Trocaire is excited to announce the launch of a new mentoring program that will begin this upcoming semester, in Spring 2018. The program will center around students who are pursuing a non-traditional degree–for example, men in healthcare-related fields, and women in data and technology.

Eligible students include men in healthcare programs such as Nursing, Massage, Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology; and women in programs including Computer Network Administration, Health Information Technology, and Healthcare Informatics.

“Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship in which a professional provides guidance to a student who is working towards successful graduation and placement within their field of study,” explained Program Coordinator Pam Jablonicky. “The benefits for both mentees and mentors are numerous, and we hope that all eligible students take advantage of this valuable opportunity for additional support.”

Mentoring offers students a professional role model who cares about them and can guide them as they navigate academic study and career choices. Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on students in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.

Taking on the role of mentor is open to both Trocaire alumni and community partners, and involves helping a participating student explore career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, goal setting, implementing and evaluating strategies, all the while sharing wisdom and guidance. This often results in personal growth, improved self-esteem and a feeling of making a difference in the world for the mentor.

There are still spots remaining for both mentors and mentees for the pilot Spring 2018 semester. Check out the resources below for more information and to apply, and email Pam Jablonicky at with any questions!


Mentee Application
Mentor Application

Program Guidelines – MENTORS
Program Guidelines – MENTEE