Ancell School of Business : Alumni Mentor Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Ancell Mentor Program?

The one-on-one program is open to junior and senior undergraduates, and to graduate students in the Ancell School of Business.  Students must be highly motivated and in good standing with at least 45 credits and a 3.0 or better GPA.

For fall 2017, we will pilot a group mentor program open to freshmen, sophomores and those who do not meet the 3.0 GPA or 45 credit requirement. Students will have the opportunity to network and to hear alumni speakers present on various aspects of career readiness.  This program will be open to all interested students.

Who can be a Mentor?

Alumni of the Ancell School of Business who are currently working in their field may become Mentors.

How should I dress when I meet my mentor?

Appropriate dress is business casual.

How should I prepare for the Mentor Program?

Use the Mentor Program handbook to prepare. You and your mentor will work together to establish guidelines and goals for your partnership.

If I cannot attend the Mentor Program Orientation, can I still participate in the Mentor Program?

You must attend a student orientation to participate in the Ancell Mentor Program.

Can I choose my own mentor? 

You can request a particular mentor when you fill out your registration form and we will do our best to place you with your first choice, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to grant your request.

When will I be notified of my mentor assignment?

Mentor assignments for fall 2017 will be emailed to you by Friday, September 29, 2017.

Once I have received my Mentor assignment, what should I do next?

The first thing is to contact your Mentor.  Discuss how, when and where you can meet and what topics you would like to discuss.  You will want to set up your initial meeting as soon as possible.  You may wish to bring a personal profile for your Mentor that includes your work history, education, interests and ambitions.  Beyond that meeting, it is up to you and your Mentor to decide what you would like to accomplish and how often you would like to meet.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Ancell Mentor Program Coordinator, Elise Budnick, at (203) 837-8567 or at budnicke@wcsu.edu.