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Business Week Mentor Program

Business Week Mentor Program

The Business Week Mentor Program is designed to help younger students learn the necessary professional skills to take full advantage of Business Week. Mentors serve as role models who provide guidance that:

Business Week Mentor Program
  • Reinforces the importance of active participation in registered student organizations,
  • Teaches proper business professional attire, etiquette, interaction, and networking,
  • Creates dialog about courses, internships, and career preparation essentials, and
  • Provides service-leadership opportunities.

Since its formation in 2011, the program has increased in prestige and design. Mentors are selected based on proven academic success and extracurricular involvement, coupled with recommendations from College of Business faculty. These mentors are dedicated to providing their assigned mentee with the best possible Business Week experience.

Mentor/mentee pairs have attended a training session led by distinguished professionals, followed by a formal induction ceremony. In addition, the pairs have continued to get to know each other by attending a series of Pre-Business Week events designed and implemented by the Business Week Team. To conclude their participation in the program, the pairs attended Business Week together, and have made use of the skills that have been developed as a result of their mentorship.

For more information, please contact the Business Week Mentoring Program at

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