Huskies Advance

Huskies Advance


Show the world what you can do.


What is HuskiesAdvance?

HuskiesAdvance is a new, innovative St. Cloud State University initiative that allows students to connect their major with their passion through curricular, co-curricular, and real-world experiences. Students work with a mentor to create a personalized track that aligns with their goals and interests. By completing a HuskiesAdvance track, they build their professional network, create a professional portfolio, and earn a digital credential.


What is required to complete a HuskiesAdvance track?

To successfully complete a track, students work with their mentor to identify four courses and experiences. Their choices come from a pre-approved list or they can propose one. Students can apply to have one experience from a previous educational, volunteer, or work experience count towards completion of HuskiesAdvance. To earn recognition, their plan will include the following experiences:

  • One classroom-based
  • One co- or extra-curricular
  • One with an organization or effort outside of the University
  • A second experience from the list above


Is HuskiesAdvance available to all students?

Absolutely! Any undergraduate student who wishes to participate in the program is welcome. Students complete the Interest Form to begin their HuskiesAdvance journey.


Can I get involved in HuskiesAdvance?

Since HuskiesAdvance is a campus-wide initiative, there are opportunities for everyone to contribute to its’ success. 

  • Propose a course or experience to be included in one or more tracks by completing the appropriate application.
  • Serve as a mentor. Mentors for each track to help students create their plans, discuss reflection questions after each experience, and are a supportive and knowledgeable guide as students work towards their goals.
  • Each track has a Leadership team to create the track outcomes and reflection questions, approve courses and experiences, and enhance the experience for students. Let us know your interest by contacting


How can I become a mentor?

Faculty, administrators, and staff who wish to share their expertise in a track while developing a high-impact, caring relationship with 2-4 students are welcome to apply to be HuskiesAdvance mentors. Mentor expectations and application.