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Carson College of Business Carson College Mentorship Program

Carson College Mentorship Program

Carson College of Business Mentorship Program

The Carson Center for Student Success offers several mentorship programs. These are available to all business undergraduates. Our programs include peer-to-peer and student-to-established professional mentoring. Team project mentoring is also available through the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Each program has specific requirements, levels of engagement, and tailored objectives.

Benefits for Students

  • One-on-one time with established professional or qualified peer mentor
  • Opportunity to build a professional network and obtain leads on opportunities
  • Gaining an understanding about what it means to be a professional
  • Learn how to create and implement SMART goals leading to graduation and career
  • Tips on how to develop transferable skills (accountability, communication, problem solving, etc.)
  • Development of skills in resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, professional image, networking skills, social media acumen, etc.
  • Encouragement!

Students may apply to the program here. Applications are accepted during the first three weeks of the semester. After submitting the application, students will then be contacted to set up a short training time. After that, they will be matched to a mentor who is in their field of interest. Students may request to be paired with a mentor that self-identifies with an underrepresented community. We will do our best to honor each request.

 


Want to be a Mentor?

The rewards and satisfaction of enabling people to make positive changes and informed choices is priceless.

If you are established in your career and interested in making a difference, become a one-on-one professional development mentor —in helping a team succeed in their business plan— fill out this form and we will be in contact. You may also contact Leanne Ralstin, Career Consultant, at leanne.ralstin@wsu.edu for more information.

Students interested in becoming a peer mentor may email Stacey Smith-Colon, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, at stacey.smith-colon@wsu.edu.

 


Mentoring Programs

One-on-One Professional Development

Students who are starting their sophomore or junior year apply here to be paired with an established professionals who are established their fields. There are a few mentors available for seniors as well. These partnerships typically last one school year. An agreement outlining specific goals will guide both the mentor and student throughout the year. Goals are tailored to the needs of the student and expertise of the mentor. Mentors come from all areas of business and are paired with students of similar interests.

Company-specific Professional Development Mentorship Opportunities

Students interested in learning more about a specific company and industry while benefiting from one-on-one professional mentoring could apply here to one of these programs.

Boeing Mentorship Program
  • Sophomore or junior students interested in the aerospace industry are encouraged to apply for this program. Boeing can support around 8 students majoring in accounting, finance, MIS, IBIS, and/or marketing. Students are paired with a mentor for one academic year from Boeing who can provide information about the aerospace industry, opportunities at Boeing, and general career guidance. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, students will also participate in an orientation meeting and a kick-off luncheon at Boeing.
PACCAR Mentorship Program
  • The PACCAR mentoring program targets sophomores and juniors with an interest in the truck manufacturing industry. Students will be paired with a mentor from PACCAR. After meeting in person during a kickoff event in Renton, Washington, at PACCAR Parts the employees and students will connect with regular phone calls and Skype sessions throughout the school year to work on professional development and learn about the opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Apply here.

Peer-to-Peer

Peer mentors are upper level students helping other students.
Peers mentors are available for drop-in mentoring throughout the academic year for all students at the Carson Center for Student Success. Peer mentors can help students with course work, time management skills, and community engagement. Mentoring occurs in the Carson Center area alongside other students. Just stop by the Carson Center front desk in Todd 101, or email carsoncenter@wsu.edu for current drop-in hours.

Team Project Mentoring

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies offers student teams working on a business idea the ability to seek guidance from a seasoned professional or entrepreneur. Teams may contact CES on their site for additional questions about locating a business mentor.

More Information:

Leanne Ralstin
Career Consultant
leanne.ralstin@wsu.edu

 

Student Application

Mentor Application

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