Benedictine University Mentorship Program (BUMP)
Are you wondering
what you want to do after graduation . . . and with the rest of your life?
you have some questions about what your options are with the major you've chosen, what a certain industry or occupation is like, or how to get where you want to go. Perhaps you'd
like to talk to someone and get some advice from a professional who's working in an area
you're curious about. Maybe finding a mentor is just the thing you need to get a
jump start and a BUMP in the right direction.
Undergraduate students: This is your
get to know a mentor–an alumna or alumnus of Benedictine University, a parent
of a Benedictine student, or another member of the community who's experienced
in a professional area that interests you.
a relationship with a mentor can . . .
- Give you insight into a potential career, and help you understand
how you might fit within a certain work environment;
- Provide you with great opportunities to network and engage with the professional world;
- Allow you to engage in meaningful conversation and participate in events with your mentor that encourage your professional development and personal growth.
expectations include the following:
- Get Connected with your mentor at a kick-off Meet and Greet event here on campus.
- Communicate about once a
month throughout the academic year (or a minimum of six times over the course
of two semesters).
- Attend at least one
event per semester with your mentor, such as a networking event on campus or at another location decided upon by you and you mentor.
- Keep a monthly
activity. Register through the Benedictine Virtual Career
Center where you can check off conversations and activities completed.
- Submit activity
log to your mentor at the end of each semester so they can "sign off" on it for you.
- Submit your signed
log to Career Development (once at the end of the semester).
- Write a
one-page reflection after two semesters working with one mentor.
- Complete a
about the experience. (Survey will be provided.)
Stay tuned for more details on how to register and get paired up with a mentor!
Interested in becoming a mentor? See the Alumni Development page for details and to submit an interest form.