Gustavus Alumni Mentoring Program

Students

How to Apply

Applications for the 2013-2014 program are available here. Please complete the application and email it as a Word document attachment, with your first and last name in the subject line to EMmentoring@gustavus.edu by September 16. We encourage all students to apply, but please know that this is a competitive program.

Don't Miss This Opportunity to...

  • Improve your leadership and communication skills
  • Gain a sense of direction regarding your future personal and career development
  • Access unique networking opportunities and communities
  • Develop a meaningful relationship with a successful Gustavus alumni

Commitment

Students participating in the Gustavus Mentoring Program are to maintain monthly contact with their mentors either face-to-face, online, or on the phone. They will be offered advice and insight on important subjects such as resume building, interviewing, networking, and job searching. Student participants will also get the opportunity to partake in two job-shadowing opportunities with their mentors, one during fall semester and the other during the spring. All students must assist the beginning and end-of-year banquets. Finally, students are expected for fill out a mid and end-of year survey, which our team will use to help develop an even more successful and streamlined program for future years.

Monthly assignments to do with your mentor:

November - Before Thanksgiving break you should have the following completed:
+Resume: If you have a current resume, send it to your mentor. If not, your assignment is to create a resume.  If you need help getting started, stop by to see the Peer Career Advisers in the Center for Servant Leadership.  They are trained and capable of helping with resumes, cover letters and Linked In profiles, and are are available Monday through Thursdays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
+Cover letter:  Begin creating a cover letter introducing yourself to a potential employer, or a professional letter introducing yourself to your mentor.  A cover letter will be different for every position that you apply for, but the framework of it can be created now.
+Linked In: Please create or update your LinkedIn profile and add your mentor as a connection.  Again, if you need help, the Peer Career Advisers can help you get this set up.  You will need a professional looking photo for this.
+J-term internship:  If you are planning on doing a career exploration (for academic credit) or an internship during January, update your mentor on where you are in this process.  They may be able to help you make connections or find appropriate sites.  If you are doing this for academic credit, be sure to register online for NDL-068, and turn in your completed registration form to Corrie in the CSL by December 2.

 

Resources

Check out all the resources on the Career Development's website in the Center for Servant Leadership!