How (and Why) to Join Cardinals Connect

So you’ve polished up your LinkedIn and are ready to connect with other Ball State students and alums. Cardinals Connect is essentially a Ball State-only LinkedIn, but with a more focused approach to mentoring. This can be an excellent resource in your career development, and it only takes a few minutes to sign up!

You can follow the directions below and/or download this instructional pdf, How to Join a Compass Group.

You already have a LinkedIn. Use it!

If you followed our guide to shaping up your professional online presence, you should go ahead and sign up with LinkedIn. It’ll carry over your professional experience, your bio, your profile picture, and more! Sign in with LinkedIn and hit the ground running. Don’t have one? That’s okay, there are plenty of other ways to register—but you should consider making one.

From there, it’s pretty straightforward.

Fill in whatever information the form is missing. Don’t use your Ball State email to register—you lose access to it once you graduate! From here, you’ll be asked to provide some career information and whether you’re looking to be a mentor and/or a mentee. If you have knowledge of a certain topic that you would like to share with your peers, don’t be shy. If you’d like someone to review your resumé, please request it! Cardinals Connect is here to help.

an example of a Compass group

Join the Compass Advantage group.  

First, the Alumni Association has to approve you as a verified Ball State alum.

After that, join the Compass Advantage group.

These are all the people who are willing to help or are looking for help.

This is where you’ll find potential mentors.



Mentoring Resources

Mentoring Handbook pdf