The Pesce Family Mentoring Institute was created to help prepare students for their careers or graduate education by connecting successful professionals, including alumni and local community business partners, with select William Paterson University undergraduate students. The Pesce Family Mentoring Institute will individually match students/mentees with mentors who work in fields of students’ interest or related academic majors. Pesce Family Mentoring Institute participants will also be able to interact through a hosted online community via LinkedIn as well as through targeted professional and career development networking opportunities.

The Pesce Family Mentoring Institute was made possible through a generous gift by Board of Trustee member William Pesce and his family to the William Paterson University Foundation. The Pesce Family Mentoring Institute is housed within the Career Development Center.

"It's excellent to have someone to go to and share my ideas with. My mentor makes me want to travel, move and shake and see the world. I now know the importance of broadening and expanding my network." - Bria, WP student on her experience with a Pesce Institute mentor

"It's been terrific working with young people who want to learn about what's going on in the world. I really like giving back." - John, Pesce Institute mentor on his experience working with a WP student