Posts Tagged ‘Mentor Connection’

Mentor Connection Program Begins!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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Last year I was part of the guinea pig class of the Mentor Connection program, an initiative of NORTHFORCE. Students participating in the program attend six professional networking events and workshops during which they learn about various career opportunities in the Twin Ports area.

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Mentor Connection!

Monday, April 24th, 2017

My mentor Nate and I at the graduation

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Mentor Connection Graduation

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Finding a mentor at CSS!!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

When I first heard of the Mentor Connection program last year, I was quite skeptical and put off submitting my application until sometime in early May. I heard nothing back until the Fall semester started and I was paired with a mentor. This opportunity has taught me a lot about networking and how to build a professional relationship. It is quite hard to meet someone and immediately start sharing your story, but I did that and now I am even closer to my mentor, who is a Vice President of Product Engineering at a local tech company based in California. 2 days ago, I attended an event and my mentor was there and even helped me to connect with two more professionals who work in the area! Leave a comment below if you want to find out more about this program and possibly take part in it!

Networking at Greysolon Ballroom

Friday, December 9th, 2016

This past Tuesday I attended a POSH networking event organized by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce and several partners. I attended as part of the Mentor Connection program I joined on campus this Fall. This program seeks to connect students with professionals in the Duluth area in the hopes of retaining local talent and expertise. There are students from UMD in the program as well.

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