Gustavus Mentoring Program

Connect. Learn. Lead.


The Mentoring Program connects students on campus with members of the Gustavus alumni community. The Gusties Connect, powered by PeopleGrove, platform allows mentees to be matched with mentors and to connect/network with other alumni that are apart of the community.

To join the Gustavus Mentoring Community as either a mentor or mentee, register today. Registration for the 2022-2023 formal mentoring program will open August 1st, 2022.

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


New Mentee Registration Pathway

New Mentor Registration Pathway

2022-2023 Mentee Orientation

2022-2023 Mentor Orientation

Mentoring - Resume Workshop 

Mentoring - Internship Workshop

Mentoring - Networking Workshop

All current Gustavus students are eligible to participate in the program.

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 November - April. Mentoring pairs are expected to make contact at least once per month. Conversation starters will be provided to offer guidance on discussion topics.

Current Mentees and Mentors will be automatically re-enrolled each year. 


All students are encouraged to experience the mentorship program!

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

Student Leadership Team 

This team works in conjunction with Center for Career Development Mentoring Specialist, throughout the year to ensure the program’s continued success.

President - Jay Michellizzi '23 - Philosophy 
President - Marketing and Communication - Lauren O'Connell '23 - Exercise Physiology
VP Marketing - Lizzie Horton '24 - Communication Studies and Spanish
VP - Event Planning - Sauly Gonzalez '23 - Management
VP - Recruitment - Caitlyn Storley '23 - Biology

Mentoring Leadership Team Job Descriptions

Application Form for 2022-2023 Academic Year


Upcoming Events for 2022-2023

Mentor Registration begins August 1, 2022
Mentee Registration begins August 1, 2022
October 4th - Mentoring Overview - Center for Inclusive Excellence
Registration Deadline on October 9th, 2022
 ** Matching will take place the week of October 10th - 14th, 2022
 ** Students and alumni may register after the 9th but will not be part of the initial matching process.
October 17th-19th, 2022 - Mentee Orientation (In-person/Virtual)
 ** Required for all new mentees in the program.
October 24th-26th, 2022 - Mentor orientation (Virtual)
November 17th, 2022 - Mentoring Program Kickoff Event
December 1st, 2022 - Internship Workshop
January 7th, 2023 - Networking Event
February 16th, 2023 - Resume Workshop
March 23rd, 2023 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel - Mentoring's Impact
April 27th, 2023 - Mentoring Program Closing Event


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 Julie Rudolf - Gustavus Center for Career Development at 507-933-7575 or