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CNRE Mentor Program

The CNRE Mentor Program is a wonderful opportunity to give something back to a special place. Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim, meaning “that I may serve," was ingrained in us as students; many of us continue to apply it each day. The CNRE Alumni Board invites you to become involved as a mentor to help the next generation of natural resource scientists.
  • How does the program work?

    The CNRE Mentor Program matches interested alumni with CNRE students studying in their respective fields, where possible. Mentees ask their mentors for advice, and mentors provide career networking opportunities for the student. Most of the communication between the mentors and mentees is via email. Past mentors have commented that they had outstanding success in assisting their mentees with summer work opportunities in their fields.

    Our hope is that the relationships between mentors and mentees will continue until graduation and beyond. Ultimately, we hope that a student mentee who benefited from the Mentor Program will become a mentor to CNRE student. How many of us would have benefited from a mentor in our field, while we were students?

  • Who should I contact about the program?

    For more details or to volunteer, please contact CNRE Director of Alumni Relations, Jordan McCauley at or (540) 231-1171.