The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute

Éxito Mentoring Program


Éxito is a mentoring and leadership development program established by the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute at Seton Hall University. The unique program is divided into two phases, designed to foster peer and professional relationships. Leadership development and community service is incorporated into each year of the program with the capstone of the program being an internship. The program transitions its participants from peer-to-peer mentorship to a career-relevant mentorship program.

Mentor Selection

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute will select professionals that meet the needs of program participants to act as mentors during each cycle. The mentor will be paired with a student during the student’s junior year in college.

Program Educational Goals

  • Mentor, guide and develop participants to become professional and community leaders.
  • Provide participants with practical advice on how to approach academic and career objectives.
  • Instill the importance of community service among participants.
  • Foster a stronger sense of community between participants and SHU alumni.

Student Qualifications

  • Must be an incoming freshmen.
  • Must complete the application form.
  • Must demonstrate an appreciation of the Latino culture.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program at Seton Hall University.
  • Must have graduated at least a 3.0 GPA in high school.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Seton Hall University.
  • Must actively participate in the activities of the Institute.

Components of the Program

  • Annual Reception
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • Career Mentoring
  • Community Service
  • Student Leadership Development Workshops
  • Internship Placement

To find out more about the program, including the application process, please contact Julianna Cianfano, Éxito Program Coordinator at

Contact Us

Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute
(973) 761-9422
Fax (973) 275-2217
Fahy Hall Rm. 246


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