Through support from a generous donor and a supplementary commitment from the college, the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization offers a mentoring program for sophomores in the college.

Our students, who are are seeking opportunities for professional growth, networking, and career exploration, need you to share your time and talents.  

CALS alumni are invited to apply to mentor a student for the 2018-19 academic year. Applications are due no later than Aug. 15, 2018.

  • The mentoring program begins in mid-September and closes in mid-March.
  • The mentor-mentee pair will be expected to communicate at least once a month.
  • The mentor should plan to assist the student in preparing for upcoming internships and job fairs by reviewing the student's résumé and arranging a mock interview.
  • The mentor (or another agreed-upon individual) should host the mentee for a day of job shadowing, if possible.

Mentee Benefits

  • Better preparation for entering the workplace
  • Enhanced goal-setting, interviewing, and résumé skills
  • Professional-skills development and networking opportunities
  • Access to internship and employment opportunities

Mentor Benefits

  • Identify potential talent for industry
  • Participate in increased on-campus interactions
  • Share valuable professional experience

College Benefits

  • Strengthened ties with alumni
  • Potential new opportunities for collaboration
  • Stronger connection between industry and the college

Benefit for All Involved

  • Strengthening and building meaningful relationships among generations of Hokies

Sophomores, don't miss this opportunity to be mentored by a CALS alum!


Jamie Lucero
Director of Alumni Relations
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0402)
127A Smyth Hall
185 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Upcoming Events

CALS Alumni Organization Summer Social
Wednesday, July 31
6-9 p.m.
Meadow Hall, The Meadow Event Park at the State Fair of Virginia

Hokie Hello Picnic and 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament
Wednesday, September 4th
5-7 p.m.
Ag Quad

CALS Alumni Organization Student and Young Alumni Tailgate
Saturday, September 14
Four hours prior to kickoff – one hour before kickoff
Litton-Reaves Hall Lawn

CALS Alumni Organization Tailgate
Saturday, October 19
Four hours prior to kickoff – one hour before kickoff
Litton-Reaves Hall Lawn

CALS Alumni Organization Celebration of Ut Prosim
Friday, March 20
3:30-5 p.m., Presentation of Awards
5-6 p.m., Reception
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
*Registration details coming soon