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.

FY18 Calendar

Note: dates will continue to be added

July 1-31 Online applications accepted
Sept. 1 Matches announced
Sept. 14 Program orientation & kick-off event
November Mentor Event/Workshop 1
January 2018 Mentor Event/Workshop 2
May 2018 Closing Celebration Event


Please contact Kristin Sawyer Lyman '00, assistant director of alumnae relations, at [email protected] or 320-363-5682.