BSA Mentorship Program - Cycle 2019-2020

May 13, 2019

 Human Resources


Dear Colleagues,

The Berkeley Staff Assembly's (BSA) Career Development Committee is excited to introduce the 2019-2020 cycle of the BSA Staff Mentorship Program! The Committee is now welcoming mentee applications and mentor nominations for the program which pairs staff seeking to develop themselves professionally with more experienced colleagues on campus.

What will I get out of it?

The Mentorship Program offers mentees a space to challenge themselves as they learn more about campus policies and dynamics, and how to become more skilled professionals. Mentees are exposed to many resources and programs available to staff on campus, and mentors enjoy an opportunity to polish their leadership and analytical, equity, and inclusion skills, which are crucial to their daily decision-making.

Don't believe us? Hear what some of your colleagues are saying…

Since the program began in 2005, over 400 mentor/mentee pairs have enjoyed the benefits of the connections facilitated through this program:

"I benefited greatly from a pair of mentorships earlier in my career, so the Berkeley Mentorship program is a chance for me to "pay-it-forward." It's also a way to help develop promising talent in the organization and underscore to my management team that this is indeed an important part of their responsibilities as well.” - Larry Conrad (Mentor), Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO.

“I have met people all over campus and have a new sense of connectedness to this place. I have new confidence in my ability to do my work, move my career forward, and develop skills I want/need. I basically now feel like I am in charge of my professional life instead of subject to it.” - Christine Mullarkey (Mentee), Undergraduate Student Services Advisor, Psychology.


Next Steps:

Mentoring relationships will begin September 1, 2019 and run through May 31, 2020. Mentor and mentee participants cover a wide range of job families across the Berkeley campus and we encourage you to visit the BSA Mentorship Program website to learn more about the eligible job classifications (expanded this cycle!) and other program details.  

If you are someone who is interested in participating but are ineligible, please contact the Committee at so that they can refer you to other helpful resources.


To apply as a mentee in the upcoming cycle, please complete the Mentee Application Form: Mentee Application - Cycle 2019-2020


If you would like to mentor, or if you know someone who would make a great mentor, and meet the criteria outlined on this website, please nominate yourself or them by using the Mentor Nomination Form: Mentor Nomination form - Cycle 2019-2020

Deadline for Mentee Applications and Mentor Nominations: Friday, June 14, 2019, 5pm.


Information Sessions:

To learn more from the Committee and past participants, please join us at a brown bag information session:

In-Person Information Session

May 21, 2019 – 210 South Hall


Online Information Session

May 31, 2019 – Webinar


(Stay tuned for webinar link to be posted on the BSA website.)

I do hope you’ll join me in taking advantage of this terrific program opportunity brought to you by the BSA Career Development Committee.






Jo Mackness, Interim AVC-HR


If you are a manager who supervises UC Berkeley employees without email access, please circulate this information to all.


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