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.     

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 interactions with business professionals.
  • Mentees connect how classroom learning applies to the real world.   


Program 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.

Mentee Eligibility

  • Must have a 2.50 GPA or higher.
  • Must be Business or Economics Major or Minor.
  • Must be a first semester Junior or above.
  • Must be able to attend one of two professional workshops (November 1st, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., or November 7th, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.).
  • Must complete and submit the application packet to SBE Main Office (Stevenson 2034). The application packet includes:
    1. Resume
    2. Mentee Application


Mentor Program Schedule and Important Dates

  • Professional Skills Workshops (Attend One):
    November 1, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  |  November 7, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mentor Meet & Greet: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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