Distinguished Scholarship Award

If you have ever been impressed and inspired by the scholarship, research, or creative activity of your professors, now is the time to act: nominate your professor for Cal Poly’s Distinguished Scholarship Award!

Make your nomination today

Mustang Mentoring Program

What is Mustang Mentoring?

Mustang Mentoring is a program that provides Cal Poly students, alumni and industry leaders with the opportunity to meet and network along with the tools to develop long-term mentoring relationships.  The program was developed in 2009 as Mustang Mentoring Day, a one-day, on campus event inviting alumni and students to begin building mentoring relationships.

Upcoming Mustang Mentoring Days:

Term Date Click on College for student
or mentor registration
Fall 2012 Saturday, Oct. 27 CAED and CENG


Mustang Mentoring Day - Schedule of Activities:

Alumni Reception - Friday, 6 - 8 p.m.

Mentor participants arriving early to SLO are invited to attend a casual networking social the night before the big event. Light appetizers provided, no-host bar.

*Hotel Discount provided by La Cuesta Inn. Call 805-543-2777, and make your reservation under the Cal Poly Alumni Group to receive a discounted rate.

Mustang Mentoring Day - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Program Welcome & Breakfast

College Break Out Sessions

Speed Mentoring
Mentees will participate in fast-paced one-on-one sessions with eight or nine different mentors. Following the session, mentees will indicate their preference of mentors for the more focused afternoon one-on-one sessions.

Break-Off Activity: One-on-one Mentee-Mentor Sessions
Mentees and mentors meet in more in-depth, one-on-one sessions.

Lunch and Casual Networking Session

Regroup with both colleges for catered lunch and an opportunity to network with alumni and students from both the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

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Mentoring Reference Material


The following suggested reading material will help you prepare for your role as a Mentor. We also included the information provided to student participants, so you have a feel for their expectations of the event.

How to be a Mentor (pdf)

Wall Street Journal Article_1 (pdf) or WSJ online link

Wall Street Journal Article_2 (pdf) or WSJ online link

Student Prep Session Slides (condensed version)

Student Prep - Suggested Topics Sheet

More: Mentoring FAQs

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Mustang Mentoring in the News

First Mustang Mentoring Day a hit with students, alumni

Mustang Mentoring Magic

Students and alumni converge for the spring Mustang Mentoring Day


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