The Bennie Mentor Program was created by members of the CSB Alumnae Board to foster an exchange of ideas, friendship and expertise between alumnae, young and old. Participants enjoy excellent opportunities to build their personal and professional networks through informal and formal exchanges with other Bennies. It is an alum-to-alum mentor program (NOT for students).
1. How do I sign up?
Complete the online application July 1-31 to be considered during the match process. (If you've missed our July enrollment, see question 5.)
2. What's the time commitment?
The program runs Sept. through May each year. During this time, you agree to connect with your Bennie match at least once a month. We provide you with an orientation and resources to support your experience.
3. What's the criteria for being a mentor?
Simply the desire and capacity to share your life and professional experience with another Bennie who is seeking career and/or personal guidance and friendship.
4. Do I have to live in the Twin Cities to participate?
No. While many of our alums live in the Twin Cities area, matches can be made between alums living in other parts of the world. Technology provides many great tools for connecting from a distance.
5. If I miss the July enrollment period, can I still be involved?
Yes! Please fill out our short mentor program interest form, and we'll send you information about other opportunities. We'll also send you a program reminder in July when enrollment opens again.
Note: dates will continue to be added
|July 1-31||Online applications accepted|
|Sept. 1||Matches announced|
|Sept. 8||Program orientation & kick-off event|
|Sept. 26,||1st email questionnaire|
|Nov. 2||Career Expo*|
|Nov. 10, 2017||Fall Professional Development Workshop|
|Jan. 12, 2017||Spring Professional Development Workshop|
|Feb. 16, 2017||
Job/Internship Fair Networking Reception*
|March 13, 2017||2nd email questionnaire|
|April 5, 2017||REDTalks*|
|May 17, 2017||Mentorship Closing Celebration|
* The starred events are open to all CSB/SJU alums.
Please contact Kristin Sawyer Lyman '00, assistant director of alumnae relations, at [email protected] or 320-363-5682.