Mentorship Program

The BSA Mentorship Program is a volunteer program, coordinated by the Career Development Committee (CDC), that pairs experienced campus staff members (mentors) with staff who are looking to develop themselves professionally (mentees). Participants have the opportunity to build connections, explore challenges, and better understand the Berkeley organizational culture.


The 2020 cycle runs from September 1 - May 31
Applications open in May


The Mentorship Program strives to include a wide range of participants from Berkeley’s diverse staff. If you are interested in participating but are currently ineligible, please contact us so that we can refer you to helpful mentorship resources!

Mentees should be motivated to pursue professional development, have at least one year of Berkeley campus experience as either a contract or career employee, and be at the AAII, AAIII, P1-3, S1, or Staff Research Assistant classification. Mentees can only participate in the Program once.

Mentors should be enthusiastic about contributing to the development of campus staff, have at least one year of Berkeley campus experience as either a contract or career employee, and be at the P3, M1, or S2 classification or above. Staff in the Continuing Educator classification are also eligible to participate as Mentors.

We recommend that potential mentees and mentors consult their department HR Partner to confirm their job classification prior to applying to the program.  You may also visit Berkeley Human Resources: Job Classifications for a general description of career categories & levels. To view descriptions of specific job standards, please visit the Berkeley Job Builder tool (link is external).


To apply as a mentee in the upcoming cycle, please complete the Mentee Application Form: Mentee Application - Cycle 2020-2021.

If you would like to mentor, or if you know someone who would make a great mentor, please nominate yourself or your colleagues by using the Mentor Nomination Form: Mentor Nomination form - Cycle 2020-2021.


Mentors are identified by their colleagues through a campus-wide nomination process.
  • Mentors are nominated by their colleagues or volunteer themselves
  • Mentees apply to participate, and receive guidance through the application and matching process
  • Participants meet and network, mentees contact mentors to set up informational interviews
  • After meeting, participants submit their match preferences & mutual matches are identified
  • Once matched, the mentor and mentee establish goals for the mentorship relationship


If you have any questions or would like to join the BSA Career Development Committee, please send an email to