Tag Archives: mentorship

Year Four of Mentor Connection Launches!

Posted by Administrator on November 1, 2019

Members of the Mentor Connection Class of 2020 gathered at the Great Lakes Aquarium on the evening of October 8 for the program’s kickoff event. For Year Four, NORTHFORCE has paired over 40 college students with local business leaders for a year of one-on-one mentorship and professional development. Like last year, the program brings together students from […]

Mentor Spotlight: Essentia Health’s Emily Anderson

Posted by Administrator on July 6, 2019

Three questions with Emily Anderson, Community Health Director at Essentia Health. Question 1: How was your Mentor Connection experience? It was a great opportunity to network with other professionals and meet young people excited to start their career. I enjoyed the variety of activities and locations. Mentor Connection is a unique program to get new […]

Spotlight on Success: Katie Moen, Heirloom Property Management

Posted by Administrator on May 28, 2019

Three questions with Katie Moen, a member of the Mentor Connection Class of 2019 who graduated straight into a position with Heirloom Property Management of Duluth. Question 1: What’s the scoop and how is the gig going so far? I’m currently working at Heirloom Property Management as an Administrative Assistant. I started the position in […]

Year Three of Mentor Connection Is A Wrap!

Posted by Administrator on April 9, 2019

Graduation of the Class of ’19 included an exclusive job fair. The 2019 Class of Mentor Connection graduated on Tuesday, April 2 at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. This is the third year that NORTHFORCE has coordinated the Twin Ports program dedicated to connecting area college students with established local professionals for a year […]

Success Spotlight: Stephany Medina, Essentia Health

Posted by Administrator on December 2, 2018

Graduate of the Mentor Connection class of ’18, Stephany Medina, went straight from her mentorship to an internship at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. “I was actually planning on moving down towards the Twin Cities and looking for a job there,” says Stephany. But when her mentorship concluded, her mentor Emily Anderson, Community Health Program Manager […]

Mentor Connection Spotlight: Jake Erickson

Posted by Administrator on July 21, 2018

Three Questions for Jake Erickson, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual and returning mentor for the 2018-19 Mentor Connection program year: Why did you initially join Mentor Connection? I joined mentor connection because of the impact my mentors had on me both personally and professionally. I wanted to “pay it forward” and be able to attempt to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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