- If you have an agriculture degree or professional experience in food, fiber, fashion,
nutrition, or natural resources.
- You have a passion for supporting students, and giving professional advice and career
- You wish a program like this existed when you were in school.
- Young professionals are welcome to serve as mentors.
- You do not have to be an LSU alumni to be a mentor.
- The Agriculture Mentoring Program is held in two, semester-long Mentoring Program
cycles, Fall (late-August to early-December) and Spring (mid-January to early-May).
- Mentors are recruited throughout the year, and have the option to participate in one
semester of their choice, or both semesters. If participating in both the Fall and
Spring semesters, Mentors will be assigned a new mentee at the start of the second
- Mentors will be paired with an Undergraduate Student Mentee in August.
- Mentors and mentees will be provided with a student or mentor profile, and the official
Meet and Greet will take place in late-August/early-September.
- As part of the program, student mentees will be enrolled in a 1-hour Career Exploration
and Professional Development course.
- A complete list of events (in-person or virtual) will be provided before the fall
and spring semester starts so mentors can plan accordingly.
- Complete a Mentor Profile.
- Participate in online Mentor training.
- Maintain regular contact with your student via phone, email and/or meetings throughout
- Assist your student in developing goal and professional plans.
- Provide opportunities for growth through job shadowing experiences, invitations to
industry expos or professional meetings.
- Complete a program evaluation at the conclusion of your experience.
complete your mentor profile