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Runner Alumni Mentor Program

The Runner Alumni Mentor Program, established by the Alumni Association in 2018, pairs up CSUB alumni and other professionals with current students and recent graduates who need help with such things as choosing a career path, drafting a resume, interviewing for jobs and networking.

This academic year (2019-2020), we matched up 81 mentees with 79 mentors for what is our fourth cycle of the program. We also extended RAMP from a semester-long to academic year-long initiative to give mentor-mentee relationships more time to develop and to add programming.  

Each mentor-mentee relationship develops differently but generally, we ask each pair to meet up at least once a month and attend our professional-development workshops and mixers. We also opened the program up to people who've graduated from CSUB since May 2017.

We are always on the lookout for additional mentors for future cycles of RAMP. If you are interested, please fill out our mentor application.


Mentee Alexis Torres and her mentor, CSUB President Lynnette Zelezny, share the story of their relationship and what Torres learned.


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VIDEO: Mentors and mentees from all three cycles share what RAMP has meant to them.

VIDEO: “I think in so many ways we’re alike…and I want to just help her!”
Mentor Nancy Solis-Vargas and mentee Esbeydy Arguello were a perfect match in our Runner Alumni Mentor Program this fall. Hear their story first-hand.

VIDEO: "There's a story that wouldn't have happened without the RAMP program."
Mentee Alexis Torres and mentor Lynnette Zelezny, president of CSUB, share how their relationship developed and what Torres learned from it.

VIDEO: RAMP is expanding from a semester- to year-long program, but we hope the relationships will last even longer. That happened with mentor Fred Plane and mentee Karen Vazquez, who landed two internships as a result.

Questions? Contact Alumni Engagement Specialist Christine Bedell at or 661-654-3391.