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Bennie Mentor Program

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.

FY17 Calendar

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.