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Career Mentoring Network

The mission of the CHABSS Career Readiness Initiative Mentoring Program 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 Program 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. 

CRI mentoring lunch

Seeking Volunteer Career Mentors for 2014-15

The Career Mentoring Network is seeking local professionals who would make great volunteer career mentors for our students during the 2014-15 academic year.  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.

For more information or to refer a mentor prospect, contact Professor Katherine Brown, Faculty Director, Career Readiness Initiative:, or Professor Darlene Piña, Associate Professor of Sociology,


The mentee application period for 2014-2015 is now closed. Please watch for announcements about Career Readiness Events and mentee applications for 2015-16.