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Minara: Muslim mentorship in action

MINARA: Muslim Mentorship in Action

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Fostering connections between Muslim alumni and Stanford students for individual growth and collective empowerment. 

With the support of the experts at BEAM Career Education, the Muslim Student Union, Stanford Muslim Alumni Association, and the Markaz Resource Center have teamed up to launch MINARA, a new professional mentorship program for the Stanford Muslim community. Featuring one-on-one mentorship matches, virtual panels, and in-person mixers for networking and connection, this 8 month program is as innovative and dynamic as our alumni and student community.

What participants can expect: 

  • Easy-to-use platform: Connect with program organizers and participants through the Stanford Alumni Mentoring database or “SAM” 
  • Data-driven mentor/mentee matching: Based on your interest and expertise, you’ll be matched with a mentor/mentee. All participants will receive virtual training materials and a stipend for up to 3 meetings.
  • Networking Events: Interact with a robust network of Muslim professionals and pre-professionals at virtual and in-person mixers.  
  • Optional Speaking Opportunities: Participate in a panel discussion on your industry,  host a small group discussion about identity and/or faith in the workplace, or share your personal trajectory at a career spotlight! 


  • Each mentor/mentee pair should meet in-person or virtually at least three times during the duration of the program. However, the mentor/mentee pair will determine how frequently they would like to meet. Each mentor/mentee pair should attend at three MINARA events (you do not have to attend with your pair). All participants must:
    • Create a SAM profile. 
    • Outline specific goals and aspirations in a development plan for mentor/mentee relationship. 

Mentor and mentee sign up is now closed for 2021-2022.