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 a mentor?

A mentor in the CUW Alumni Mentoring program supports students to grow academically, personally, professionally and vocationally. Mentors help students more fully explore their chosen field, guide the integration of classroom knowledge with workforce experience, and assist students to gain a better understanding of service and vocation.

A Mentor guides the learning experience while the student takes the lead in scheduling the time and interaction.

Mentor Application

Who is the mentorship program for?

Student mentees are matched with alumni mentors who are carefully selected for their support of the CUW mission, expertise in their industry, and commitment to vocation.

Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2024. The program length is for the traditional academic year and completes at the end of Spring 2025. Alumni – Student matching for the 2024-2025 academic year will begin in May and will be completed by July. Program commences in September.

Eligibility

  • Alumni of CUW
  • Proficient industry knowledge
  • Available for a brief phone interview
  • Submit to a university background check

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

Program time commitment

  • Mentor training with in-person and virtual options
  • Launch event on September 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • One-hour (minimum) monthly meetings, to be arranged as convenient, September through April; additional meetings are encouraged
  • Mentoring program year-end celebration (April, TBD)

Learn more about these events here.

Alumni mentor application

Completing an application does not guarantee a match in the program. Matches will be announced via email. Alumni applicants with whom a match cannot be made for the current cycle will be invited to remain on the list for the next academic year of mentoring.