Gustavus Mentoring Program

Connect. Learn. Lead.

The Mentoring Program connects students on campus with members of the Gustavus alumni community.


"There is no better way to be excited about the future than to see it in action. My opportunities to watch young Gusties in action have been invigorating, humbling, and joyful. I can't recommend it highly enough as a way to reconnect with campus." - Marshall Lichty '99, mentor of seven years

To join the Gustavus Mentoring Program as either a mentor or mentee, please click the registration link below labeled Gusties Connect Platform. 

Registration - Gusties Connect Platform

The Gusties Connect powered by PeopleGrove platform allows mentees to be matched with mentors and also allows them to connect/network with other alumni that are apart of the community. 

Registration is currently open for 2019-2020.

"The opportunity to develop a valuable relationship with Gustie alumni has been a great experience and has allowed me to grow as an individual both personally and professionally." 
- Josie Schieffert '20, mentee
Participants should be in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year. Mentoring pairs work together to:
  • Assist in preparing students for the transition to professional life upon graduation
  • Realization that many career paths are non-linear and encourage students to keep an open mind and explore varied possibilities
  • Accept coaching to enhance and develop interpersonal, professional, and leadership skills
  • Assist in building a professional network
The program runs late October - May. Mentoring pairs are expected to make contact at least once per month. Conversation starters will be provided to offer guidance on discussion topics. For mentor information click here.

*First year students interested in the mentoring program should come into the career center to meet with the Mentorship Director Joe St. Jacque for approval to participate in the program. All students are encouraged to experience the mentorship program!

Apply to be a part of the 2019-20 Mentoring Student Leadership Team!

Click here for position descriptions and application form. 

Student Leadership Team 2019

Upcoming Events for 2019-2020
Registration - September 2019
Matching Begins 
*** Mandatory Mentee Orientation
Matching Complete 
Mentoring Program Kick-off - Octob
Monthly Communication - November 2019 - April 2020
Closing Banquet at Gustavus - May 2020
SMART Goals Worksheet
Mentor Handbook 2018-19


Career Conversation Examples
Career Management
Oral/Written Communication
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin

For more information regarding the Gustavus Mentoring Program contact Career Development at 507-933-7575 or email the Program Director Joe St. Jacque at