Agriculture Mentoring Program | LSU College of Agriculture

Agriculture Mentoring Program 

LSU College of Agriculture is excited to announce the fourth year of our Agriculture Mentoring Program. The purpose of this program is to provide current students with networking opportunities to help develop professional career goals. 

  • 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 semester.
  • 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.

  • Interact monthly with mentor through phone, e-mail and/or meetings throughout the program.
  • Respond to your mentor in a timely manner.
  • Establish S.M.A.R.T. goals for the year with the help of your mentor.
  • Participate in professional development experiences.
  • Complete a program evaluation at the conclusion of your experience.


Check back soon for Student Application information!

  • Complete a Mentor Profile.
  • Participate in online Mentor training.
  • Maintain regular contact with your student via phone, email and/or meetings throughout the program.
  • 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.

Mentor applications now open for the 2021-2022 calendar year! Mentors wishing to participate in the fall semester must complete their profile by July 24.

Complete Your Mentor Profile

Mentors will be contacted with their student's profile in late-August/late-January.

AGRI 2001: Career Exploration & Professional Development

This 1-hour professional development course is available to College of Agriculture sophomores, juniors and seniors. In addition to the career development coursework, students in the class will be paired with a mentor who will provide professional guidance throughout the semester.

Why register for AGRI 2001?

  • Participate in career and internship exploration exercises.
  • Develop your resume and cover letter to stand out.
  • Practice your elevator pitch and interview skills.
  • Engage with your alumni mentor throughout the class.
  • Prepare yourself for an internship or full-time career.

Who Should Apply?

  • 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 guidance.
  • 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.

Mentoring Program

Mia BakerMentoring Program Success Story

Current Mentors

View a list of our current mentors.

Contacts

Mentors

Lindsey Kelly
lkelly@agcenter.lsu.edu
225-578-2715

Students

Amanda Martin
amartin2@lsu.edu
225-578-2266

Ashley Grant
agrant12@lsu.edu
225-578-6702