The job market is extremely competitive. Employers are looking
for graduates who have distinguished themselves beyond the
classroom: athletics, clubs, volunteerism, work experience.
In fall ‘05,
the College of Business Administration will offer students
an opportunity to distinguish themselves in the eyes of potential
employers through participation in a mentoring program.
The program, coordinated by the Center for Business and the
Community, is a unique opportunity for 30 selected graduate-level
undergraduate students to work with successful Honolulu executives.
It offers opportunities to develop business contacts, access
industry information, and gain valuable insights from experienced
and successful professionals.
From October to May, small groups of students will meet with
mentors to discuss business issues, career paths, and professional
experiences, including: analyzing real-life situations,
participating in strategy meetings, meeting with company
providing professional guidance to others. The time committed
but the groups generally meet every four to six weeks throughout
the year with each group setting its own agenda and goals.
The success of the program is directly related to the level
of student engagement. Preparation is essential. Students
questions about the industry, career development, organizational
politics, management skills, etc., will benefit enormously
from engagement with the mentor.
Students will set meeting times and places, prepare
agendas, and following up as necessary. Venues may
vary and include
office conference rooms as well as coffee shops.
Honolulu business attire
is required, as is attendance at an informational
meeting in September and completion of a program evaluation
form in May.
Students will be selected based on evidence provided
on their resume that demonstrates their ability
to successfully manage
both the classroom and outside activities. For
electronic application forms, e-mail email@example.com. Return
applications and a current
resume to the the same e-mail address.