Bulldog Mentor Program

Bulldog Mentor Program

Forge success with Bulldog mentors for career growth and connections.

The Bulldog Mentor Program links students with alumni mentors via MSU's exclusive Bulldog Network, fostering connections and empowering career growth. Students gain insights, career advice, and expand networks beyond the classroom.

Bulldog Mentor Program

Each fall and spring semester, the Bulldog Mentor Program connects student mentees with dedicated alumni mentors for individualized mentorship experiences via the Bulldog Network, a professional networking platform exclusive to Mississippi State University. The Bulldog Mentor Program fosters meaningful connections and relationships within the MSU community while equipping students with the tools and confidence to fully unleash their potential. Throughout the program, students gain insights that go far beyond the classroom while receiving valuable career advice, learning about industries, exploring potential career paths, and expanding their collegiate and professional networks.

Fall Rollout Dates

Mentee Signup

Students who are interested in signing up to participate as mentees for the Fall 2023 program may sign up August 18-September 8, 2023.

Program Orientation

To participate in the Bulldog Mentor Program, students are required to attend an in-person or virtual program orientation session. Orientations are scheduled to take place August 28-September 8.

Match Week begins!

Match Week begins! Bulldog Mentorship Matches will be communicated with students and alumni via the Bulldog Network and preferred email accounts.

Fall 2023 Bulldog Mentor Program

September 11-November 17: The Fall 2023 Bulldog Mentor Program takes place! It is recommended that mentees and mentors participate in 5-7 sessions together throughout the semester. However, mentees and mentors can gauge their progress to best fit their personal goals for the program.

Mid-Point Survey

Participants will receive a Mid-Point Program Evaluation Survey via email October 9-October 11.

Fall Break

October 11-13: Students, enjoy fall break! 

End of Program

The Fall 2023 Bulldog Mentor Program ends.

End of Program Survey

Participants will receive an End of Program Evaluation Survey via email November 17-November 30.

How to Get Involved

  • Attend a Bulldog Mentor Program orientation session to learn more about program guidelines and expectations. (Dates and locations to-be-announced).
  • Sign-up for the Bulldog Network and register for the Bulldog Mentor Program here:

Bulldog Mentor Program Testimony

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Image descrption: Student testimony reads: "Thanks to the Bulldog Mentor Program I was paired with someone who was like the equal sign to my equation. Before I joined the program, I was having a hard time preparing for an upcoming competition. Thanks to guidance from my mentor, I felt more prepared for the competition, won in my division, and had the chance to go to the grand finale. I give all my praises to the process the Bulldog Mentor Program went through to pair me with my mentor."