Mentor Program

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) Mentor Program is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore professions, companies, and industries in the world of work.     angela_tom_marmot_testimonial.jpg        

Join the School of Business and Economics Mentor Program

The Mentor Program provides opportunities for students to explore professions, companies, and industries in the world of work. Through it:

  • We help students start the career search process early in their academic careers.
  • Mentees develop meaningful interations with business professionals.
  • Mentees connect how classroom learning applies to the real world.  

danielle_larson_mentor.jpgProgram Structure

Mentees meet with the SBE Career Center to begin developing goals and activities to be spread over the 15-week semester. Then at the kick-off event, mentees present their plans to mentors to finalize goals and to schedule activities. Mentors commit to a goal of meeting with their mentees for 10 hours over the semester.

Upon completion of the program and its requirements, a Recognition Event will be held. Mentees/Mentors will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Activities That Mentors May Provide

  1. Host a company tour; offer job shadowing; introduce mentees to SSU alumni and colleagues in an organization.
  2. Take students to a business meeting, training session or workshop to observe executives in professional interactions.
  3. Demonstrate how to network with other professionals by attending a professional organization/service club meeting (Sonoma County Alliance, PASCO, etc).
  4. Attend a job fair and direct mentee toward internship and job opportunities.
  5. Offer advice on careers and setting academic goals.
  6. Give feedback on a resume and/or graduate school application.
  7. Hold a mock interview session (videotape and critique).
  8. Have a business lunch together; model professional phone etiquette; read an industry publication together.

Get Started:

Access the mentor program schedule and important dates.

Begin the application process using the Mentee Application and the Mentee Recommendation Form .




Contact SBE
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1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 • 707-664-2377