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Chico State Alumni Association

Wildcat Connect

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Most of us have had a mentor who helped transform our lives. When done well, a mentoring relationship truly can have life-changing effects on both the mentee and mentor.

What is Wildcat Connect?

Our new virtual world has provided insight into how online mentoring relationships can provide unlimited opportunities for growth, development, and learning new skills.

The Chico State Alumni Association is excited to launch Wildcat Connect, a mentor program with the support of the No. 1 Mentor engagement platform in the county, Firsthand. We are confident it will help us engage with alumni and students across the country. This service is free for both Chico State students and alumni!

How To Get Started?

1. Visit Wildcat Connect 

2. Create your account and complete your profile.

  • If you have a LinkedIn profile, the platform can automatically upload all of your professional and educational information and set up your profile. (Be sure to use the same email as the one you created your LinkedIn account).
  • If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, no worries. You can fill in the details yourself, sharing as much or as little as you like.

3. Customize your engagement

  • Once your profile is created, you can select your engagement interests and time commitment.
  • You can offer to be a mentor for the number of mentees of your choosing and the type of advice, conversations and connections you prefer to share. 
4. The platform will match you accordingly.

  • As an advisee: Choose your advisor. Wildcat Connect will showcase the similarities between you and the potential matches so you can to reach out and set up an appointment.
  • As a mentor: Once you have been matched, the system will notify you of appointment request.
  • All the connections happen within the platform--matching, messaging, and even video conferencing!
  • As this is a new endeavor for Chico State, it could take as long as four months for a mentee match, but we hope you'll find it worth the wait. Together, we can support our Wildcats around the world!

What Will I Gain?

  • Offer to be a mentor or opt to be a mentee yourself.
  • Access to an invite-only network of professionals and current Chico State students
  • Review resumes and cover letters
  • Help with interview prep or promotion advice
  • Be part of the exclusive Wildcat Digital Platform!

HELP!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Tami Adams at tladams@csuchico.edu.

For technical support questions, contact support@firsthand.co or 1-888-866-0746.

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