Welcome to the CVM Mentor Connection application.  

CVM Mentor Connection Overview:

The mentor Program provides an opportunity for doctor of veterinary medicine students to develop their professional skills outside of the classroom and begin to build a professional network.

Students and mentors are matched based on mutual interests and mentors' expertise. Mentoring pairs create individualized action plans which help students with career exploration, networking and skill building. The mentor-student relationship is informal with monthly contact by phone, email, or in-person. It is also a great way for alumni and friends to connect with the college as well as current and future professionals in their field.

The time commitment is approximately two meaningful contacts per month, from October through April, via phone, email or in-person meetings. Additionally, there is a Mentor Kick off event on October 26, 2017 from 6:30PM-8:00PM in the Ben Pomeroy Student Alumni Learning Center.

New Mentor Registration Instructions:

  1. Read the Program Overview and Guidelines for Mentor/Student Relationship below.
  2. Indicate whether or not you want to mentor (located below Guidelines) and sign the document electronically.
  3. Fill out the following forms and click "Submit" to complete your profile.

If you selected that you would like to mentor, you will be included in the mentor pool and contacted in September with additional information. Thank you. Thank you.

Guidelines for the Mentor/Student Relationship:

  1. Attendance at the Mentor Kick-off event is highly recommended. The Mentor Kick-off is October 26, 2017 from 6:30PM-8:00PM at the Ben Pomeroy Student Alumni Learning Center. This event provides an opportunity to meet your student and other mentors and to learn about the program.
  2. Expected time commitment is approximately two meaningful contacts per month, from October through April. This can be achieved via email, phone conversations, meeting for coffee, Skype, etc.
  3. Establish goals for the mentor relationship.
  4. Determine early in the year if your student is interested in job shadowing you or one of your colleagues. Attempt to setup shadowing as early as possible. Job shadowing is not required.
  5. Contact your student and the Mentor Program (612-625-8480) if circumstances require you to discontinue your participation or if your student has not maintained contact.
  6. The mentor relationship should comply with the professional code of conduct. Please return phone calls or emails in a timely manner.

By completing this form, I indicate my willingness to mentor a veterinary student for the 2017-18 academic year (from October 2017 through April 2018). I have read the above guidelines and understand my responsibilities as a mentor. I understand that I will receive more information about the student at or before the Mentor Kick-off event.

Yes    No

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Contact Information
Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

*First Name:      *Last Name:  

Job Title:

Area(s) of Responsibility:


Company/Employer Address Line 1:

Company/Employer Address Line 2:

*City:      *State:      *Zip:  

*Work Phone:      *Home/Cell Phone:  

*Preferred Email:  

Best time/place/method (voicemail, email, etc.) to reach you:

By enrolling in the Mentor Connection program, you are giving permission to share this information with the Mentors and Students in this program.

Degree Information
Have you participated in the CVM Mentor Connection before?
Yes  No  

Are you an alumnus of the U of MN College of Veterinary Medicine? (Being an alumnus is not required.)
Yes  No  

Please specify degree information:

Highest Degree Completed:  

Highest Degree Specialty:

Highest Degree Institution Name:

Degree 2 Completed:  

Degree 2 Specialty:

Degree 2 Institution Name:

Additional degree or certification, please specify:


Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

In order of importance, select up to three interests/areas of expertise to help us match you with a student.  

*Interest A:

Interest B:

Interest C:

If any of your choices were "other", please describe:

If you have specific interests that would help us in matching you with a student, please explain:

What does being a mentor mean to you? What are your expectations for this program?