Ag Alumni Mentoring Program

We currently are recruiting students from all majors in the College of Agriculture to participate in the Fall 2016 cohort of the Ag Alumni Mentoring Program. We are accepting students from all class levels and from all majors in the College of Agriculture. We are also continuously 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. Our goal is to provide College of Ag students with resources to network and de​​​​velop relationships with Ag Alumni that will benefit them personally and professionally. The program duration is one semester and can fit into most any schedule, since a majority (or all) of the communication is via email, skype or phone. Students may participate in the program for as many semesters as they like. 

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 participated 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 a meaningful way to give back to Purdue and to engage with the College of Agriculture and its talented students. 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 Danica Kirkpatrick at​.

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

Please visit our Possible Mentoring Topics and FAQs Page​.  And enjoy a story featured in the March 2016 issue of Connections.