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 2021-2022 formal mentoring program will open August 1st, 2021.

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

2021-2022 Mentee Orientation

2021-2022 Mentor Orientation

Mentoring - Resume Workshop 

Mentoring - Internship Working

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 
VP - Nana Abena Boateng '22 - Psychological Science
VP - Marketing and Communication - Lauren O'Connell '23 - Exercise Physiology
VP - Event Planning - Rachel K. Erickson '22 - Economics, Spanish and Xitlalli (Lalli) Lopez '22 - Biology
VP - Recruitment - Josie Carlson ' 22 - Political Science, Peace Studies, and Japanese Studies

Mentoring Leadership Team Job Descriptions

Application Form for 2022-2023 Academic Year


Upcoming Events for 2021-2022

Mentor Registration begins August 1, 2021
Mentee Registration begins August 1, 2021
October 7, 2021 - Mentoring Overview - Center for Inclusive Excellence
Registration Deadline on October 8, 2021
Matching begin on October 11, 2021
Matching complete on October 15, 2021
October 18, 20, and 22, 2021 - Mentee Orientation (In-person/Virtual)
October 25, 27, and 29, 2021 - Mentor orientation (Virtual)
Mentoring Program Kickoff Event on November 11, 2021
December 2, 2021 - Internships
January 13, 2022 - Resumes
February 17, 2022 - Networking
March 31, 2022 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Virtual Panel - Mentoring's Impact
April 21, 2022 - Closing Banquet


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