The Business Professional Mentorship Program is a new program designed to bring current students, alumni and Greater Cleveland professionals together to share information concerning education, career goals and professionalism. Professionals are paired with existing students for the academic year and must interact for at least 30 minutes once a month. The interaction can be in person, by phone, e-mail, text or other electronic means of communication. Once a mentor-mentee pair has been introduced, it will be up to the pair to determine the level and frequency of interaction to sustain their mentoring relationship.
Anne Nelson, M.Ed.
Undergraduate Programs & Student Services
Monte Ahuja College of Business
According to the Merriam-Webster’s Learners Dictionary, to mentor is “to teach or give advice or guidance to someone, such as a less experienced person”. In other words, a mentor is an experienced and trusted professional who offers a student the opportunity to enhance their learning experience in the world outside of the College of Business. The process of mentoring allows the mentee to build knowledge, skills and abilities while attaining goals for career development. In turn, the process allows the mentor to enhance his or her own skills, proficiency and expertise by sharing in the development of a future professional.