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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mentorship Program

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentorships are a distinctive component of many successful institutions of higher education. It combines hands-on experience with thoughtful reflection and gives each student a truly personal view of the professional track they have selected. Mentors can introduce students to professional experiences beyond the classroom. These experiences go beyond the application of theoretical knowledge to a set of job duties. Mentors can better prepare students for entry into the workforce by introducing them to topics that include marketing of skills, networking, leadership, understanding the economic realities of the profession, work/life balance, time management skills and service to others.

A mentorship program is based on fundamental values and goals, including:

  • Exposing students to the diverse spectrum of work available in their fields of study;
  • Providing students a window through which to view professional obligations in the real world and;
  • Creating opportunities for students to engage in conversations with mentors, faculty, and peers about professionalism, the field of endeavor, and insights gained from the mentorship experiences.

The Mentorship Program is coordinated by the College of Social and Behavioral Science Advisory Board. The Advisory Board works to connect eligible students and mentors for the program.

We invite College of Social and Behavioral Science students and alumni to participate!