Corporate Mentoring Program

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CMP Leadership Retreat - Fall 2016

The Corporate Mentoring Program is SCPD’s capstone program that pairs senior students (in their last academic year) with a corporate mentor for one academic year (fall and spring semesters). The mentoring is personalized and focus of the partnership is determined by a mutually agreed upon contract.  The goals can vary and often result in tangible achievements in addition to soft skills development in areas such as self-awareness, professionalism and self-confidence.

Enrollment is limited to students who meet the following requirements:


Students selected to participate in CMP will be asked to sign an agreement that specifies their responsibilities within the mentoring relationship, and attendance at mandatory events over the course of the year: training sessinos, networking mixers, follow-up meetings with the office, and a weekend overnight trip/retreat. Additional details appear below. 

CMP Orientation

Held at the first or second Friday of the fall semester, this 2-hour, on-campus event is for mentees only. The CMP Orientation covers dos and don'ts of mentoring, offers suggestions of how to initiate conversation and develop a strong relationship with your mentor, and allows mentees to meet the other selected participants.
Mentees also take care of paperwork related to the mentoring year and the upcoming CMP Retreat. Coffee and donuts are served!

CMP Mentor Kick-Off Mixer

You can call it the "mentors' orientation". This evening event is for mentors only and covers basic guidelines for a successful mentoring relationship, testimonials from previous mentees, and allows mentors to meet one another and plan the year ahead. The Mixer is held at the second or third week of the fall semester, after pairings are announced.

CMP Leadership Retreat

This weekend is for mentees only, although the office brings at least ten mentors to serve as volunteers and help us facilitate the weekend's activities. The CMP Retreat, typically held at the last weekend of September, consists of indoor projects and outdoor experiential learning activities that encourage enhanced self-awareness, teamwork, leadership, trust, and communication skills that can be applied in the academic or work setting. 

CMP Spring Mixer

This is the first event open to all participants, mentors and mentees. The CMP Spring Mixer is an evening event, typically held the first Friday of the spring semester. It provides a setting for mentees, mentors, community and campus partners to network, and listen to an inspiring guest speaker. The selection of the speaker is typically based on commonalities on students' contracts. 

SCPD Awards Banquet

Typically held in the first Friday on May, the banquet marks the official conclusion of the Corporate Mentoring Program and celebrates students’ accomplishments. Participation is open to students who participated in all other SCPD programs as well, and for the winner of the SCPD Awards to be announced.

CMP Highlight

The Corporate Mentoring Program was featured on the front cover of the CSULB Alumni Association - Beach Connection.

Picture of CMP Mentor and Mentee on the Front Cover of the Beach Connection.

Click here for the PDF version of the Beach Connection.

Mentoring Highlight

A mentor is defined as someone who teaches, gives help, gives advice to, imparts wisdom to, and shares knowledge with a less experienced, and often younger person. Having a mentor is invaluable. Thank you to all those who give back with the gift of mentoring.

Mentoring is featured in the CSULB Alumni Association - Beach Connection.

Picture of the Front Cover of the Beach Connection.

Click here for the PDF version of the Beach Connection.



We invite our alumni, mid & senior-level career professionals, and retirees to consider the opportunity to connect with SCPD, CBA, and CSULB by mentoring a senior-level student.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a senior-level student, sharing your experiences and life lessons as a professional, please complete our ONLINE CMP MENTOR FORM.