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 2018 cycle runs from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Applications are now closed. 


The Mentorship Program strives to include a wide range of participants from Berkeley’s diverse staff. Please note that the Career Development Committee is actively seeking to expand the eligibility criteria by cycle eleven. If you are someone who is interested in participating but are ineligible, please contact us so that we can refer you to helpful resources in the meantime!

Mentees should be motivated about collaboration and their professional development, have at least one year of Berkeley campus experience, and be career staff at the AAIII, P2-3, S1. Those classified in level P3 are eligible to participate as either mentors or mentees. We recommend that potential mentees consult their department HR Specialist to confirm their job classification prior to applying to the program. You may also visit to identify this if unsure. Mentees can only participate in the Program once.

Mentors should be enthusiastic about collaboration and contributing to the development of campus staff, have at least one year of Berkeley campus experience, and be career staff at the P3, M1, or S2 classifications or above. You may visit to identify this if unsure. 


Mentors are identified by their colleagues through a campus-wide nomination process.

  • Mentees apply to participate in the program by the cycle deadline, and receive guidance throughout the application and matching processes.
  • The BSA Career Development Committee sponsors a networking event to launch the Mentorship Program cycle, at which time mentors and mentees can meet on an informal basis. The date, time and location of this 'Program Kick-Off Reception' is emailed to participating mentees and mentors and calendared on their bCal.
  • Mentees contact at least three potential mentors to set up informational interviews. After meeting, mentees and potential mentors separately submit their match preferences in ranked order to the BSA Career Development Committee. The committee completes the matches.
  • Once matched, the mentor and the mentee establish mutually agreeable terms for the mentorship relationship. Mentors and mentees meet together on a mutually established schedule for one calendar year.


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


Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesday - 3401 Dwinelle Hall (on the office side of Level C, across from the men’s restroom)


Kait Guthrie

Emma Strong

Committee Members: 

Rebecca Andersen

Mark Brindle

Meaghan DeRespini (past co-chair)

Erin Inama (past co-chair)

Devin Jones

Melanie Keilholtz

Maria Kies

Harumi Quinones Austria 

Nithya Raghunathan

Angela Wong

Danielle Wiskerson