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 2021 cycle runs from September 1 - May 31
Applications open in May
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
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, 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).
CYCLE 13 APPLICATION AND NOMINATION FORMS
The deadline for Mentee Applications and Mentor Nominations is Friday, June 18, 2021.
To apply as a mentee in the upcoming cycle, please complete the Mentee Application Form: Mentee Application - Cycle 2021-2022.
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 2021-2022.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKSMentors 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 email@example.com
HELPFUL RESOURCES AND LINKS
Tips & Tricks Informational Interviewing Handouts Jul21
BSA Mentorship Program Executive Report Cycle 12.pdf
BSA Mentorship Program Executive Report Cycle 11.pdf