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UMN seeks mentors for college ag students

September 5, 2019 / by University of Minnesota Categories: Association News, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

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 cfansaro@umn.edu with questions.

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