CFANS Mentor Program

About the Program 

Each year the CFANS Mentor Program, hosted by the CFANS Alumni Society, matches approximately 200 students and post-docs with alumni and industry professionals who share valuable career insights and guidance. Through this award-winning program, students and post-docs explore possible career paths, learn how to build their professional networks, and enhance their professional skills. The CFANS Mentor Program welcomes all enrolled students—undergrad, grad and post-doc, and professionals—alumni and non-alumni—from CFANS-related fields to apply. All applicants are intentionally matched to help mentees achieve their professional goals, led by the experience and wisdom of their mentor. As a mentor-mentee pair, participants will:

  • Connect with their mentor/mentee once per month for at least one hour (November to May)
  • Maintain regular communication between meetings
  • Identify goals for the student or post-docs' career exploration
  • Participate in a job-shadow hosted or arranged by the mentor, as you are able

“We have been able to talk about a variety of topics, and I have gained valuable insight into what a career in industry could look like for me. I always end the meetings feeling encouraged.” —Mentee

Mentoring in this program happens across all CFANS related fields, from animal science and nutrition to forestry and conservation biology. Explore the CFANS majors and minors list for a better understanding of disciplines studied and related industries.

Questions? Email Abby Little, Program Manager at