CASE District VI AwardThe Forever Buffs Network Mentorship Program is an opportunity for CU Boulder alumni and students to foster meaningful relationships that will set the mentees up for success in their future careers and life beyond CU. The program includes both alumni-to-alumni mentorship and alumni-to-student mentorship, enabling alumni to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current students and young alumni. CU staff, faculty, friends and family are also encouraged to sign up to mentor. The only requirement is that participants register in the Forever Buffs Network

Mentors and mentees that complete all the milestones in the program will be eligible for an official Credly Certificate and completion badge. Credly badges are offered in partnership with the Office of the Registrar. Learn more about CU Boulder-issued Credly badges and micro-credentials, click here.

This year’s mentorship program will also feature subgroup opportunities that offer more specialized community-focused resources and engagement along with all the regular mentorship program benefits. 

2023–24 Mentoring Subgroups:

  • The College of Engineering and Applied Science

  • The College of Media, Communication and Information

  • The College of Arts and Sciences

  • BIPOC Mentorship

Getting Started for Prospective Mentors and Mentees

  1. Register or log in to the Forever Buffs Network website.
  2. Update and complete your profile by clicking on “Edit Profile” on the top right.
    1. Upload a professional photo.
    2. Include professional, academic and volunteer experience. We encourage you to include as much additional “Other Information” to ensure you have the most robust profile for creating a mentorship match.
    3. Update the industry, location and mentorship type fields. Please note that BIPOC mentorship is not guaranteed. All mentors and mentees will have access to join a BIPOC mentorship community after the matching portion of the program. The BIPOC Mentorship Community will include regular panel discussions and opportunity for peer-to-peer connection.
    4. Under the “Offer Mentoring” section:
      1. If you are an alum offering mentorship to a student select “Be a mentor/mentee with a current student.”
      2. If you are a student seeking mentorship, select “Be a mentor/mentee with a current student.”
      3. If you are an alum offering mentorship to other alumni or select “Be a mentor/mentee with an alum.”
      4. If you are an alum seeking mentorship, select “Be a mentor/mentee with an alum.”
    5. Make sure to click “Save” at the bottom of the page to save all changes.
  3. Join the Forever Buffs Network Mentorship Group. The deadline to join the group is Sept. 29. Details will be communicated via email upon completion of the steps above.
  4. Take note of key dates and review the documents under the resources tab. Stay connected in the Mentorship Group for important updates, reminders, and action items.

Registration for 2023-2024 program is closed. We encourage you to still join the network here to learn about future mentorship program opportunities

Please visit the Forever Buffs Network for resources for both mentors and mentees. If you have questions, send us an email.