The University of Minnesota seeks mentors to guide college students and post-docs exploring careers in your field. The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) matches industry professionals with CFANS students and post-docs who are seeking guidance and insight into a career path. The program runs November 2019-May 2020.
UMN asks that mentors and students check in, either in-person, by email, or by phone/Skype at least once a month for an hour, and there is a required half-day job-shadowing component.
Local and long-distance mentors are welcome.
“The past year with my mentor has been tremendous and he gave me the tools to understand my career path, especially with the job shadow day.” – CFANS Student
“I love knowing that I’ve been able to make a difference in the life of a student. A good student makes you think about why you’re doing what you’re doing and can be a link to new ideas and new ways of looking at the world.” – CFANS Mentor
Student career interest areas encompass a wide range, which include: Food Science and Nutrition, Animal Science, Plant Science, Agricultural and Food Business & Sales, Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Ag and Environmental Education, and much more.
Mentoring doesn’t require a large time commitment and can make an enormous difference in a student’s professional growth.
Submit your application by September 23, and learn more about the program on the website. Thank you for your consideration! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.