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 2020-2021 formal mentoring program will open Sept. 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


New Mentee Registration Pathway

New Mentor Registration Pathway

2020-2021 Mentee Orientation

2020-2021 Mentor Orientation


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 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.

Current Mentees and Mentor will be automically re-enrolled each year. 


First year students interested in the mentoring program should come into the Center for Career Development for approval to participate in the program. 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.

Elsa Beise '21 - Communication Studies

Paige Patterson '21 - Political Science; Spanish; & Lat Am, Latinx, Carib Studies

Allie Luecke '21 - Nursing
VP Recruitment

Jay Michelizzi '23 - Philosophy 
VP Event Planning

Hannah Nemerov '21 - Environmental Studies; Geography with GIS
VP Marketing

Nana Abena Boateng '22 - Psychological Science
VP Recruitment

Mentoring Leadership Team Job Descriptions

Application Form for 2021-2022 Academic Year


Upcoming Events for 2020-2021

Mentor Registration begins August 1, 2020
Mentee Registration begins September 1, 2020
Registration Deadline on October 23, 2020
Matching begin on October 26, 2020
Matching complete on October 30, 2020
November 2nd, 4th, and 6th, 2020 - Mentee Orientation (Virtual)
November 9th, 11th, and 13th, 2020 - Mentor orientation (Virtual)
Mentoring Program Kickoff Virtual Event on November 18th
Resume Training - February 2nd, 2021
Career Fair Prep - February 23rd, 2021
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Mentoring's Positive Impact - March 22nd, 2021
April 27, 2021 - 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 Career Development at 507-933-7575 or