Ancell School Alumni Mentor Program
Success, in today’s economy, requires more than just academic performance. It also requires knowledge of the business environment and the ability to navigate within it. The purpose of the Ancell Mentor Program is to provide students with the knowledge they need to be successful, and the opportunity to network with experienced professionals in their chosen field. The Ancell Mentor Program is a career building tool. It is not a job placement program.
The Ancell Mentor Program at a Glance
Mentor/Mentee partners will meet at least twice per semester. Face to face meetings are encouraged but Skype, email and other ways to meet are acceptable. Mentor meetings will be held from October to May, to discuss business issues, career paths, personal concerns, and professional experiences. Some Mentor activities might include providing an overview of the Mentor’s company, inviting students to the Mentor’s company, arranging meetings with company executives, etc. Mentors might also discuss their work history or what they feel they did that was important to their success.
Who Can Participate?
Ancell School of Business students who have 45 or more credits, and are in good standing are invited to participate. Graduate students are welcome too. We recommend this program for highly motivated students.
If you are an Ancell School business graduate and would like to get involved in the growth and development of tomorrow's business leaders, contact Elise Silkowski at (203) 837-8567 or at Silkowskie@wcsu.edu for more information, or you can visit the link provided below and register today. Mentors are invited to attend an Orientation/Kick-off Reception to be held on September 20th, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and to hold two meetings per semester with their Mentee. Meetings can be electronic, telephone or in-person as transportation can be an issue for students.
Click on the link below to register as a Mentor:
Mentees are expected to attend an Orientation/Kick-off Reception to be held on Friday, September 20, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and to hold two meetings per semester which you will schedule with your Mentor. Meetings can be electronic, by telephone or in-person. You will need to fill out a brief form after each meeting. Students will need to identify their own goals and objectives for the program and to behave in a professional and responsible manner. Each student will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
Click on the link below to register as a Mentee:
The more you put into the program, the more you will gain.
Ancell School of Business Mission Statement
The Ancell School of Business provides high quality, affordable
undergraduate and graduate education for students from Western
Connecticut and the broader region. The Ancell School transforms
students into graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of
employers in our service region and the opportunities and challenges
of the global economy. The Ancell School promotes faculty excellence
in teaching, intellectual contributions and service to professional
and business organizations.
- As adopted on November 30, 2012.
Ancell Mentor Program Registration is Ongoing! Register today!
Ancell Mentor Program Orientation /Kick-Off,
Friday, September 20, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. All registered Mentors and Mentees are invited.
Coordinator, Ancell Mentor Program
Ancell School of Business
Mondays 9:00 - 3:00
Tuesdays 9:00 - 1:30
Fridays 9:00 - 2:00