Gaels Go Further Mentoring Programs

Together, Gaels Go Further!

Iona University places high value on mentoring and is proud of the fact that our mentoring programs are a cornerstone of the Iona experience. Whether you are looking for career advice, insight into how to maximize your college career, feedback on an entrepreneurial idea, or someone to talk with about your life goals, we are confident you will find the right person to connect with through one of our programs.

See photos and video from our year-end event.

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Mission & Vision

Our Mission: To enable all Gaels to achieve personal and career success through supportive mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our Vision: To help all Gaels realize their full potential both during and after their years of study at Iona.

Why Gaels Go Further?

Iona’s Gaels Go Further Mentoring Programs provide students with networking opportunities, support with interview best practices, direct connection to successful alumni and much more!

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Herolinda Dacaj ‘25

Even though the semester ended, the connection I made with my mentor will only continue to grow. I recommend to others that they participate as every student should have an influential mentor to look up to.

- Herolinda Dacaj ’25, Finance Major & Gaels Go Further Mentee
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Kevin Mejia

When I received my full-time employment letter transitioning from intern to full associate, after my mother, my mentor was the second person I shared the news with.

-Kevin Mejia ’23
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End-of-Year Event

On May 3, 2023, the Iona University community celebrated the second year of the Gaels Go Further Mentoring Programs. It was an opportunity for mentors, mentees, alumni, and faculty and staff to connect and celebrate the successes of this dynamic initiative.

Chris Wiggan with speaker Thomas Halerin.
Jim Oats speaks with two mentees at the end of the year party.
Four students sit in the hall at the mentoring party.
Two mentors talk with a mentee.
David Nielsen with Myles.
A mentor talks with two mentees.
President Carey speaks with Thomas H.
Jenn Friary speaks with Mikala.
Catherine with her mentee Mohammed.

Annika Ziels ’24 Reflects on the Impact of her Gaels Go Further Mentoring Experience

"My mentor, Anjelica Rosa ’08, and I instantly clicked. Her work with programming at Nickelodeon, AMC and MTV was so exciting for me to learn about and gave me such insight into the industry I want to be a part of. "

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Annika Ziels