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Accountancy Mentorship Program - Mentors


Mentor Expectations
& Time Commitment

Our mentors represent a wide variety of accounting careers. Students look to mentors for encouragement, support, and the benefit of their experience. Mentors can help students achieve their goals by responding to questions, providing network connections, and giving feedback on job search skills. Mentors also serve as a resource and take an active role in shaping future Department of Accounting Alumni.

Mentors are asked to:

  • Commit to mentoring one student during the academic year (from October through mid-May)
  • Meet with your student at least once a month (in person, phone or Skype)
  • Commit to being accessible and engaged throughout the relationship (answer emails and/or texts)
  • Provide guidance and support while sharing personal and professional experiences with your student
  • Have at least two years of full-time business experience
  • If available, attend the Kick-Off with your student (date and time to be determined). 

There is no expectation that internships or employment opportunities will result from this experience. We make every attempt at matching the students’ career objectives and interests with the mentors’ experiences.


To apply visit here and follow the instructions. Your basic information will be sent to the Accounting Department for review. Matches will be sent to mentors in September. Your profile information is only viewable to program administrators and the student you are matched with.



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