Career Mentor Program
The Career Mentor Program provides opportunities for students and alumni to interact with professionals from career fields in which they have an interest.
What's expected of career mentors?
As a career mentor, students and alumni will contact you for information that will help them make decisions about majors, career fields and strategies for finding employment, internships or gaining admission to graduate/professional school. Your role then is simply to answer questions based on your knowledge and experience. For example, students and alumni may be interested in learning about:
- your day-to-day on the job responsibilities
- what you enjoy and don't enjoy about your responsibilities or career field
- academic major(s) and graduate/professional programs you have completed
- the career paths you've pursued
- current trends and issues in your field
- suggestions on how they might best prepare for specific career field
- the value of a liberal arts degree in the world of work
- any advice you might have regarding internships, job search strategies and graduate and professional school
How to become a career mentor?
Register and/or login to
Career Connections. You will also be provided with other opportunities to become involved with Career Services as a professional partner. These include hands-on activities like mock interviews, networking events, panels and workshops, participation in the St. Norbert College Full-time Job and Internship Fair and opportunities to recruit undergraduates for internships and graduates for full-time positions.
What happens next?
Your contact information will be made available to students and alumni through Career Connections. Students and alumni are instructed to make polite and professional contact via e-mail after identifying a few professionals they'd like to contact, and are provided tips for making contact with professionals.
As a career mentor you will will receive regular e-mail correspondence from Career Services. Through this correspondence you will continually be asked to provide feedback and to share any questions or concerns you might have.
For more information about the Career Contact Program, contact:
(920) 403-3040 phone
(920) 403-4052 fax