Without council plans fail but with many advisors they succeed. [Proverbs 15:22] For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. [II Timothy 1:6-7]

What does it mean to be mentored?

A student in the CUW Alumni Mentoring program will grow academically, personally, professionally and vocationally. Students will explore their chosen field, appreciate personal guidance through the integration of classroom knowledge with workforce experience, and gain a better understanding of service and vocation.

The student takes the lead in scheduling the time and interaction while the mentor guides the learning experience.

Mentee Application

Who is the mentorship program for?

Student mentees are matched with alumni mentors who are carefully selected for their support for the CUW mission, expertise in their industry, and commitment to vocation. Applications will be accepted beginning the first week of April. The program length is for the traditional academic year and completes at the end of Spring 2024. Matches for the 2023-2024 academic year will begin the first week of August and will commence in September.


  • Enrollment
    • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program with 60 credits completed OR
    • Currently enrolled in a select graduate school program (email us for details)
  • Good academic standing
  • Available to meet monthly (minimum of 60 minutes) from September through April
  • Able to complete mentee orientation before participating in the program

Mentees and Mentors are encouraged to meet in person, when possible, but no one will be excluded from participation based on geographic location.


  • Submit application and faculty reference
  • Complet mentee orientation and attend launch event on September 20 from 6:30pm - 8pm CST
  • Attend monthly meetings, and scheduled events
  • Attend celebration event late April 2024
  • Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to learning and growth
  • Responsible for arranging meetings, schedules, and maintaining active communication

Mentee application

Completing an application does not guarantee a match in the program. Matches will be announced via email.