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CBS Mentor Program

The College of Biological Sciences Mentor Program matches current CBS students with alumni and other industry professionals who provide valuable academic and career information, insights and strategies.

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The CBS Mentor Program begins in November and runs through April every school year. Students learn to build professional networks, polish communication skills, explore new areas of interest and how to transition to graduate/professional school or the workplace. 

Applications for 2016-17 mentors and students are being accepted through October 17, 2016. A mentor program orientation and kickoff event will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Northstar Ballroom at the St. Paul Student Center. Mentors living outside the Twin Cities and students unable to attend the November 10 event will have an online orientation Thursday, November 17, 2016.

This year, mentorship will be easier and more effective than ever, thanks to the new University of Minnesota Mentoring Guide App. This free App, available on mobile and desktop, provides helpful tips and articles, campus resources and more!

FOR CBS STUDENTS

Student applications for the 2016-17 CBS Mentor Program are being accepted through October 17, 2016. 

As a mentee, your role is to set the groundwork for a lasting professional network as you gain access to an insider's perspective on navigating your academic/career path. This program will match you with an industry professional in your area of interest.

  • You will take the lead in the relationship by identifying your goals for academic/career exploration
  • Your mentor will provide academic/career guidance and help you with strategic goals

ApplyEnrollment in the CBS Mentor Program is limited. Selections will be made based upon the career and academic preferences indicated in your application and the number of available mentors. For more information, please contact John Curry, Alumni and Advancement Officer, 612-624-4770, jcurry@umn.edu.

FOR CBS ALUMNI + FRIENDS

Mentor applications for the 2016-17 CBS Mentor Program are being accepted through October 17, 2016.

As a mentor, your role is to help your student get the most out of his/her college experience and to help them transition to graduate/professional school or the workplace. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • At least one contact per month with your student (face-to-face, telephone, email)
  • Attending the orientation in the fall and closing reception in the spring
  • Determining how your expertise can help your student in meeting his/her academic or career goals
  • Making time available for your student

ApplyEnrollment in the CBS Mentor Program is limited. Mentors will be matched with students based upon preferences indicated in the application and the number of available students. For more information, please contact John Curry, Alumni and Advancement Officer, 612-624-4770, jcurry@umn.edu.