Mentorship Program

620+

mentors

800+

long and short term matches

Each year, the UBCC offers students the opportunity to connect with professional mentors from the business community. Your mentor can respond to questions about a particular field of interest, help you make connections, and give you feedback on your job search skills.

The formal, long-term Carlson Mentor Network runs from September to April (apply by September 20, 2019) and matches students with a specific mentor. You can also create informal connections via messages and informational interviews with multiple mentors at any time throughout the year. Register online.

Why have a mentor?

  • Explore different career options
  • Receive advice, encouragement, and guidance from a professional invested in your personal and professional development
  • Grow your professional network
  • Learn about different industries
  • Obtain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional in your field
  • Receive assistance with your resume, cover letter, and interview techniques

Peer to Peer Mentoring

Have you ever wanted to ask other students about coursework, internship searches, career goals, or the culture of the Carlson School? Or maybe you want to help or mentor other Carlson School students? Student-to-Student Flash Mentoring is the place for you! Visit the mentor platform to learn more! 

Expectations and Time Commitment

Mentors have volunteered their valuable time to guide students with their career goals. The program commits to providing mentors with engaged Carlson School students who are willing to learn. To participate in the program, students must:

  • Attend the Mentorship Kick-Off in Septembe​r. More details will be sent once you have submitted your application.
  • Initiate regular contact with your mentor via phone, email and/or in person meetings.
  • Be proactive and willing to meet your mentor at least once a month, with long-term mentorship options continuing for up to six months.
  • Discuss your goals, needs and what you hope to gain from the relationship with your mentor.
  • Act professionally at all times and return phone calls/emails in a timely fashion.
  • Immediately notify the UBCC​ if circumstances require you to stop participating in the mentorship program or if your mentor is not fulfilling his/her responsibilities.

If you have any questions, please contact mentor@umn.edu.