The mission of the CHABSS Career Readiness Initiative Mentoring Network is to enhance our students' career readiness by connecting them with mentors consisting of regional professionals, alumni, business, non-profit and community leaders. Mentors and mentees will be matched by career interests and will use face-to-face, phone, and online communications to discuss professional etiquette, interview skills, resume writing, and job searching strategies.
The Career Mentoring Network supports first-generation college students with both 1:1 Mentor-Mentee interactions and small group discussions. This mentoring network will build upon existing pathways—including the CSUSM Career Center and the Faculty Mentoring Program—for making connections to resources to support their future career goals.
The Career Mentoring Network seeks local professionals who would make great volunteer career mentors for our students. Ideally, mentor prospects will be members of local organizations, businesses, groups, CHABSS alumni, or other individuals who would be effective in working with a student mentee to help them identify and work toward career goals. Apply to be a mentor.
Download a copy of the Career Mentoring Program brochure
"My mentor…taught me how to pick apart a job description to the bone and look for
key words and how to use these words to my advantage when job interviewing. She also
taught me how to structure my resume and cover letter to appeal more to the jobs I
am applying/will apply for. Most importantly, she's taught me how to take initiative...and
helped push me to take charge and set up informational interviews. Because of this
I now have an internship with the county of San Diego. All in all this a great program
that helps immensely with connections and networking."
—A.E. , CSUSM Alumni, Anthropology