Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP)

Capstone program pairing Seniors with Corporate Mentors
  • The Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) is for senior-level students or students in their last academic year (August-May).
  • Students are required to complete both an application and an interview.
  • Applications are Open in Early Spring Semester prior to the Senior year.

The Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP) is an academic year (August-May) program where a senior-level student or students in their last academic year are paired with a mid to senior-level professional in a mentoring relationship. The mentoring is personalized and the focus of the partnership is determined by a mutually agreed upon contract. The goals can vary and often result in tangible achievements in addition to soft skills development in areas such as self-awareness, professionalism, and self-confidence.


Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Senior Level Status or Last Academic Year (Spring/Summer/Fall 2024 graduate)
  • COB Major/Minor
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5
  • Complete the CMP Application
  • Submit a Resume and Photo
  • Attend an interview (if requested)

Accepted Students must complete the following requirements:

  • Attend an Orientation
  • Meet for a minimum of one hour face to face per month with mentor
  • Turn in a completed contract
  • Attend the Leadership Retreat
  • Attend the Spring Networking Mixer
  • Attend the Awards Banquet

Typically held at the first or second Friday of the fall semester, this event is for mentees only. The CMP Orientation covers what to expect, allows mentees to meet the other selected participants, and prepares mentees for the yearlong commitment.

2023-2024 Cohort:

  • Option 1:
    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
    • Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
    • Location: Zoom
  • Option 2:
    • Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
    • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
    • Location: Zoom
  • ​Special Note: Only need to attend one of the two options provided above.

Typically held over a weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in September, this three day event is for mentees only. The CMP Leadership Retreat brings mentors and recent alumni to serve as volunteers to help facilitate the weekend activities.  Mentees will have indoor and outdoor experiential learning activities that encourage teamwork, self-awareness, leadership, trust, and communication skills that can be applied in both academic and work settings.

2023-2024 Cohort:

  • Dates: Friday, September 8, 2023, Saturday, September 9, 2023, and Sunday, September 10, 2023
  • Time: All Day (for all three dates listed above)
  • Location: YMCA Camp Whittle
  • Special Notes: Transportation, accommodations, and meals will be provided. Excuse letters can be written to employers, if needed.

Typically held on the first Friday of the spring semester, this evening event is open to all CMP participants (mentors and mentees). The CMP Spring Mixer provides a setting to network, and listen to an inspiring guest speaker.

2023-2024 Cohort:

  • Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: TBD

Typically held on the second Friday of May, this evening event marks the official conclusion of the Corporate Mentoring Program and celebrates all the accomplishments of our CMP Mentees.

2023-2024 Cohort:

  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: TBD

Applications for the 2023-2024 Cohort are open. Deadline to apply is 7/17/2023 at 11:55pm.

*Must complete both of the following:

  1. Application
  2. Interview (if requested)

We invite our alumni, mid & senior-level career professionals, and retirees to consider the opportunity to connect with SCPD, COB, and CSULB by mentoring a senior-level student.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor to a senior-level student, sharing your experiences and life lessons as a professional, check out our Mentor Center page and use our mentor interest form. 

SCPD Mentor Center