Tag Archives: Mentor Connection

Gearing Up for Mentor Connection Year Three

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

The third program year will focus on nurturing the future talent pool. Offering a solution to employment shortages affecting our region, the upcoming program year of Mentor Connection will recruit mentees for in-demand positions at local organizations in the Twin Ports. The second year of Mentor Connection wrapped up this April 10 with the graduation of 57 participating mentees […]

Spotlight on Success: Malvern Madondo, Facebook Intern

Posted by Administrator on October 30, 2017

Malvern is an outstanding graduate of the Mentor Connection Class of 2017. He is also a member of the Facebook University for Engineering (FBU) Class of 2017! “This past summer, I did a software engineering internship at Facebook,” explains Malvern. “The first three weeks of my internship consisted of learning iOS Mobile Development. The last […]

Mentor Connection: Breaking the Ice at The Great Lakes Aquarium

Posted by Administrator on October 16, 2017

Year Two of Mentor Connection coordinated by NORTHFORCE officially kicked off at The Great Lakes Aquarium on October 10. Buzzing with high energy, the awesome space was an excellent setting for “ice breaker” conversations between newly matched mentors and mentees as well as plenty of professional networking. Over one hundred people turned out for the event, […]

Year Two of Mentor Connection Under NF Kicks Off

Posted by Administrator on September 29, 2017

Last year under the coordination of NORTHFORCE, Mentor Connection brought together established local professionals with top UMD and CSS students for six professional-development themed events held around the City of Duluth. Mentor Connection ’17 alumni have gone on to intern with top level organizations (including Facebook!) so expectations are high for year two. With 54 students […]

Why Mentor?

Posted by Administrator on June 28, 2017

If you’ve been fortunate enough to have had a great mentor in your life, you already know the answer. Mentors can make all the difference in the world to their mentees. They provide guidance and insights that give mentees perspective both personally and professionally. Most importantly, mentors can help mentees realize where they want to […]

NORTHFORCE Gears Up for Year Two of Mentor Connection

Posted by Administrator on June 21, 2017

Preparations for the 2017-2018 program year of Mentor Connection are underway! Organized by NORTHFORCE, the program will once again pair college students from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and The College of St. Scholastica with established local professionals. Overseen by APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion) and The Northspan Group, NORTHFORCE is a local initiative aimed […]

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