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Business Week Mentor Program

Business Week Mentor Program

Most Fortune 500 Companies have an established mentor program. To name a few, companies such as Google, Caterpillar, and General Electric (GE) have established mentor programs.

The Business Week Mentor Program helps students develop the professional skills necessary to succeed in their career path.  Many Fortune 500 Companies have mentor programs.  At Illinois State University, the College of Business aims to help provide guidance for students in the early stages of their career.  Specifically, mentors will serve as role models who:

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 Mentor Program has increased in prestige and design. Mentors are selected based on proven academic success and extracurricular involvement, coupled with recommendations from the College of Business faculty. Mentors are dedicated to providing their assigned mentee(s) with the best possible Business Week experience.

Mentor/Mentee pairs get acquainted with one another throughout two pre-Business Week events designed and implemented by the Mentor Program Team. In addition, the pairs attend training sessions led by alumni Eric Hoss ’87, MBA ’90, and Tim Pantaleone ’07, followed by an induction ceremony. To conclude their participation in the program, they attend Business Week events together and make use of the skills developed throughout their mentorship.

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


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