Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD)

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Passport Mentoring Program

DUE TO COVID-19, THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SHIFTED TO 100% VIRTUAL.

What is the Mentoring Program?

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development (CEPD) Mentoring Program provides junior business students the opportunity to connect and create meaningful mentorships with business professionals and alumni. The mentoring partnership is a 6-month commitment (November – April) between the student and their business mentor. Mentors and students are encouraged to exchange information about career paths, internships, leadership and professional development, and the college-to-career transition. 

The main goals of the Mentoring Program are to:

  • Provide students with a professional contact in their field of interest
  • Expand the student’s knowledge of what life is like in the professional world
  • Provide students with opportunities to discuss successful leadership styles and skills
  • Give students an opportunity for career planning and networking

Important Dates:

  • Application Period: October 1st - November 2nd
  • Mentoring Kick-Off: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5PM - 6PM via Zoom
  • Mentoring Wrap-Up Dinner: April 2021

Student

Why should I join the Mentoring Program?

This program provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the world of business from a business professional. The Mentors are alumni and friends of CSUN who are are professionals in Los Angeles-area businesses. Mentors can provide invaluable insight into career choices, professional development, resume writing, and interview skills.

Rewards of being a Mentee:

  • Learn about an industry or company
  • Gain insight into the day-to-day work in your field of interest
  • Explore different career paths
  • Receive guidance and advice on career opportunities
  • Understand the application of academic studies to the business world
  • Practice networking and communication skills

 What are the Requirements of the Mentoring Program?

  • Junior standing in the Professional Passport Program at CSUN Nazarian College. 
  • Attend Kick-Off and Wrap-Up virtual events

What are my commitments as a Mentee?

The Program is flexible as to how Mentors and Mentees communicate, so long as the method of communication is mutually agreed upon. Some things you will need to commit to as a student mentee include:

  • At least one hour of contact a month with your (Zoom/Skype, phone, email etc.)
  • Establish preferred communication method(s) with your mentor
  • Establish realistic and obtainable goals
  • Communicate professionally with mentor for guidance and advice

How do I join the Mentoring Program?

Applications period is October 1 to November 1.

 

Please note: Submitting an application will not guarantee you a Mentor. We will try to accommodate your preference, but may not be able to do so given the pool of mentors.

After completing the application, you will receive an email inviting you to create a profile on the online platform that will facilitate the mentoring relationship.
Create a login and profile to find out who your mentor will be. 

 

Mentor

Students participating in the Mentoring Program are currently a part of the Passport Program and/or have self selected to become a mentee.

As a Mentor, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explain your job responsibilities/duties
  • Help students set and reach professional development goals
  • Encourage students to explore career opportunities
  • Introduce students to new ideas, people, and interests
  • Advise students on developing a career path

What are my commitments as a Mentor?

The Program is flexible as to how Mentors and Mentees communicate, so long as the method of communication is mutually agreed upon. Some expectations that the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics has for its Mentors include:

  • At least one hour of contact a month (Zoom/Skype, phone, email etc.)
  • Establishing preferred communication method(s) with the student
  • Working with student(s) in establishing realistic and obtainable goals
  • Creating an open and comfortable environment
  • Being a resource for the students by offering professional and academic advice

How do I join the Mentoring Program?

Applications period is October 1 to November 1.

 

Please note: Submitting an application will not guarantee you a student mentee. We will try to accommodate your preference, but may not be able to do so given the pool of mentees.

After completing the application, you will receive an email inviting you to create a profile on the online platform that will facilitate the mentoring relationship.
Create a login and profile to find out who your student mentee will be.