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Business Week Mentor Program

Business Week Mentor Program

Most Fortune 500 Companies have an established mentor program, including Google, Caterpillar, and General Electric (GE), to name a few. The Business Week Mentor Program helps students develop the professional skills necessary to succeed in their career path. Specifically, Business Week mentors serve as role models who:

  • Teach proper business professional attire, etiquette, interaction, and networking
  • Reinforce the importance of active participation in registered student organizations
  • Create dialog about courses, internships, and career preparation and essentials
  • Provide service-leadership opportunities
Business Week Mentor Program

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 and are dedicated to serving as a resource for their assigned mentee(s) and providing them 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 ISU alumni Eric Hoss ’87, MBA ’90, and Time Pantaleone ’07. To conclude their participation in the program, they attend Business Week events together and make use of the skills developed throughout their mentorship, followed by an Induction Ceremony at the end of the week.

For more information about this fantastic opportunity, please contact the Business Week Mentor Program team at


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