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Thank you for your interest in being a Mentor at the College of Southern Nevada. There are three Mentor Programs and you may choose to participate in one or more depending on your interest and available time.
Please identify the following status. If you are a returning Mentor, you may indicate both Promise Mentor and Bump Up Mentor if applicable:
Sharing real-world, professional and career experiences can provide CSN students with valuable insight as they begin to chart their academic and career paths. Various student-focused programs at CSN provide speaking opportunities as a component of an event or activity.
Speakers can provide industry-specific information and/or share personal experiences about their own academic and career paths depending on the themes and requirements of the program or event. CSN will work with speakers to facilitate their role accordingly.
Please share a brief paragraph about your career path and experiences to help our office match speakers with opportunities at the College.
Mentoring at the College of Southern Nevada
There are three program options, each with a different time commitment and training requirements.
Bump Up Mentors please select Level III.
Meeting with your mentee(s) a minimum of once per semester
Each mentor can work with up to 3 students each year
Mentors paired with student(s) using MentorCity (Internet portal)
Use MentorCity for:
Created in 2015, BUMP Up is a CSN mentoring program that aims to increase the persistence, progression and completion rates of African‐American male college students. The mentor is assigned one student to foster a long‐term mentoring relationship. Pairing is made based on similar career goals, expertise related to academic skills and technical abilities, and life experience. CSN faculty and staff as well as community leaders are encouraged to apply. The mentor must have a college degree from an accredited college or university.
For more information, please visit www.csn.edu/bump.
The BUMP UP mentoring program appreciates your interest in becoming a mentor. Please initial each of the following:
I agree to read and follow all CSN Policies and Procedures that include, but are not limited to:
I authorize the College of Southern Nevada to use any photographic image of me taken while participating in the mentoring program. These images may be used in promotions or other related marketing material.
Please complete the CSN Individual Authorization for image / Publicity Release form.
(Returning Promise Mentors who completed a background check in the spring 2018 will not need a new background check. All other applicants must complete a background check. Please initial your approval to do so below.
Acknowledgement and Background Check Release
I acknowledge that a criminal background check is required by Nevada law to participate as a Promise Program mentor. I authorize the College of Southern Nevada to work with a third party vendor to conduct a criminal background check.
If for any reason I do not meet the background check requirements, the College of Southern Nevada will inform me in writing and will provide me with the information of the third party vendor so that I may contact them for further information.
I agree to complete the mentor application and authorize the background check electronically.
Employees of identified and verified partner organizations that conduct criminal background checks as a condition of employment, may be exempt from submitting to an additional background check. Employers will be notified of the desire of employee to apply to the program and will certify their employment and background check.
If my employer is one of the identified partners, I hereby authorize CSN to communicate with my employer to verify that I meet the requirements of criminal background check established for the Promise Program. I do so by electronically authorizing the verification with my initials below.
Having read the above, I submit this application electronically by clicking the submit button below.