BSA Mentorship Program - Teach. Learn. Grow.

August 25, 2017

BSA Mentorship Program - Teach. Learn. Grow.
The Berkeley Staff Assembly's (BSA) Career Development Committee is excited to introduce the 2018 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 safe environment 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 a new job that I love. 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), Student Services, EVCP.

Next Steps
Mentor relationships will begin January 1, 2018 and run through December 31, 2018. Mentor and mentee participants cover a wide range of job families across the Berkeley campus and we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the job classification requirements and other program details. Please note that the BSA Career Development Committee is actively seeking to expand the eligibility criteria in the near future. If you are someone who is interested in participating but are ineligible, please contact the Committee at so that we can refer you to helpful resources in the meantime!


To apply as a mentee in the upcoming cycle, please complete the Mentee Application Form.

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

Deadline for Mentee Applications and Mentor Nominations
Friday, October 6, 2017, 5pm.

Information Sessions
To learn more from the committee and past participants, the Career Development Committee will hold brown bag information sessions as follows:

For Mentors:
September 13, 201712-1pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

For Mentees:
September 14, 201712-1pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Stay tuned for webinar links to be posted on the BSA website!

I’ve already agreed to be a mentor this year, and I hope you’ll join me!


Jo Mackness, Interim AVC-HR


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