Corporate Mentor Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program similar to an internship?

No. It is a complement to an internship but is not a sub­stitute for an internship. In this program students are matched with a seasoned professional who serves as a mentor and friend, one who can assist with strategies to be successful. Mentors may or may not work in the stu­dent's major field.

Why should I enroll in this program?

We connect students with a mentor whose advice and counsel can help develop intangible skills and provide insight on life in the business sector. There are workshops on résumé building, business etiquette, and networking, too. Click here to download a brochure.

What do I do with my mentor?

Mentors are business professionals who provide guidance and access. Student might meet their mentor for lunch, shadow their mentor for an afternoon, or tag along on a corporate presentation. Mentors and students schedule time together monthly.

Where do the mentors come from?

Participants come from companies such as Raymond James, Verizon, Coca-Cola Shared Services, and TECO. We could use words like encourager, coach, and friend to describe these junior and senior level executives. Click here to see where some recent mentors worked.

Will I get a job through this program?

Several program participants have received employ­ment offers as a result of connections made through the program. It is important to note that such offers are extended based upon employment potential, not simply through participation in this program. It is not designed to be a feeder program for host companies.

What does "First-Generation" mean?

While nearly every student could benefit from this pro­gram, priority is given to students who are the first person in the immediate family to attend college.

Will I have my own academic advisor?

Eight academic advisors serve 6,000+ undergraduate students in the College of Business , but participants in the Corporate Mentor Program have exclusive access to a single coordinator/advisor as long as they are enrolled in the program! Click here for contact information.

How many students are in the program?

Only 75 students will be admitted for the 2010-11 academic year, selected through an interview process to ensure only those with a sincere commitment to the program will be able to participate. Click here to send an e-mail indicating your interest in the program.

Can participants apply for scholarships?

Yes. Once admitted to the program, students may apply for scholarships available exclusively for active participants.