CFANS Mentor Program

Brought to you by the CFANS Alumni Society 

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Each year, the CFANS Mentor Program, hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society, matches approximately 200 students and post-docs with alumni and industry professionals who share valuable career insights and guidance. Through this award-winning program, students and post-docs explore possible career paths, learn how to build their professional networks, and enhance their professional skills.

The CFANS Mentor Program welcomes all enrolled students (undergrad, grad and post-doc) and professionals (alumni and non-alumni) of CFANS related fields to apply.  All applicants are intentionally matched to help mentees achieve their professional goals led by the experience and wisdom of their mentor.  As a mentor-mentee pair, participants will;

  • connect with their mentor/mentee once per month for at least one hour (November-May)
  • maintain regular communication between meetings
  • identify goals for the student or post-docs' career exploration
  • participate in a job-shadow hosted or arranged by the mentor

Mentoring in this program happens across many fields including;

  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Agricultural and Food Business Management
  • Forestry
  • Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology 
  • Agricultural and Environmental Education
  • And more

Interested in finding a mentor or serving as a mentor?  Apply here by September 24, 2018.

Already a mentor?  Update your mentor profile.

 

Questions?  Email cfansaro@umn.edu