Ag Alumni Mentoring Program

We currently are looking for students from all majors in the College of Agriculture, to participate this coming fall 2015 semester. We are accepting students from all class levels and from all majors in the College of Ag. We are also recruiting Ag Alumni mentors in all career stages and fields within the agriculture industry for the program. The Ag Alumni Mentoring Program provides students with personal and career development opportunities. We want to provide College of Ag students with resources to network and develop relationships with Ag Alumni. The program is only one semester long and can fit into any schedule, since a majority (or all) of the communication is via email, skype or phone.

The Ag Alumni Mentoring Program began during fall semester of 2012 as a pilot program with ten mentoring pairs. Ten additional pairs were matched for the spring semester. More than thirty students signed up to participate this past spring. Students are matched with mentors from a database of Ag Alumni who have indicated an interest in participating as mentors and have completed a professional profile. Potential mentors from all career stages are continually being solicited. Mentors make a commitment of one semester, and they are always given the opportunity to opt out before a match is made.

The goal of this program is to connect students in the College of Agriculture with Purdue Ag Alumni. We aspire to bridge the gap between current and past College of Ag Boilermakers. Through this program, we want to provide Ag Alumni with another opportunity to give back to Purdue and be involved with the College of Ag, besides giving monetary donations. We want to provide personal and career development opportunities for students. We also want to provide College of Ag students with resources to network and connect with Ag Alumni.​

If you are interested in mentoring a student, please complete the Mentor Profile​​​​​ ​and return it to Donya Lester at​.

If you are interested in participating as a student, please complete the Student Profil​e​​​​​ ​​​and return it to Donya Lester at

Please visit our Possible Mentoring Topics and FAQs Page​.