The CSE Mentor program, which begins in October and ends in April every school year, is one of the largest of its kind at the University of Minnesota. The Actuarial Mentoring Program is also part of the CSE Mentor Program. Students learn to build their professional network, refine communication skills, connect academics and career, explore new areas of interest, and transition to the workplace.

For CSE students

Registration for the 2016-17 mentor program is now closed.

If you are still interested in registering for the program, please contact Joelle Larson, Director of Alumni Relations, at jblarson@umn.edu or 612-626-1802.

As a student in the mentor program, your role is to set the groundwork for a lasting professional network as you gain access to an insider’s perspective on navigating your career path. This program will match you with an industry professional in your area of interest.

  • You will take the lead in the relationship by identifying your goals for career exploration.
  • Your mentor will provide career information and help you with strategic career goals.

For information about CSE’s other mentoring programs, visit mentor programs.

Students involved in the CSE Mentor Program can access materials and information about upcoming events at cse.umn.edu/mentormaterials.

For alumni and friends

Registration for the 2016-17 mentor program is closed.

If you are still interested in registering for the program, please contact Joelle Larson, Director of Alumni Relations, at jblarson@umn.edu or 612-626-1802.

As a mentor, your role is to help your student transition from college life to the workplace.

Responsibilities include:

  • At least two contacts per month with your student, via face-to-face, telephone, or email.
  • Attend an orientation in the fall, and a closing reception in the spring.
  • Determine how your expertise can help your student in meeting his or her career goals.
  • Make time available for your student.

Mentors involved in the CSE Mentor Program can access materials and information about upcoming events at cse.umn.edu/mentormaterials.

Important dates:

  • Mentor program orientation and kickoff: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 7–9 p.m.
  • Online orientation (for mentors living outside the Twin Cities area): Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Help us spread the word!

Download an informational poster to post at your workplace.  If you would like additional materials and information to share with employees or co-workers, contact Joelle Larson, Director of Alumni Relations, 612-626-1802, jblarson@umn.edu.

For corporate partners

Your role is to help support the CSE Mentor Program.

  • Promote the program to your employees
  • Organize networking groups for those employees who are in the program
  • Provide tours and/or events for mentors and their students.

For more information, please contact Joelle Larson, Director of Alumni Relations, 612-626-1802, jblarson@umn.edu.