Mentors help students find their place in The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration and prepare for a successful future. The Mentorship Program eases the transition from high school to college, retains quality students through commencement and facilitates networking and job placement.
More than one-half of all jobs are filled through networking, making it necessary for students to sharpen their networking skills throughout their college career. Alumni and friends of the University are invited to serve as external mentors.
Dicke College freshmen are strongly encouraged to participate in the DCBA Mentoring Program. DCBA upperclassmen serve as mentors to help introduce the freshmen to the academic and social culture at ONU and the Dicke College. Mentors will provide advice and help incoming freshmen to get involved in College and University activities. For more information please contact Student Leaders, Alex Chasteen, Andria Beehler-Evans, Ben Glischinski, A.J. Mehlow, Jessica Smith, Brad Trentman or Student Advisor, Stephanie Scoles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Professional, External Mentor
As students progress through their business education, they may be paired with a business professional who serves as an external mentor. External mentors bridge the gap between college and the professional world, offer insights on potential career opportunities and assist students in finding internships and full-time jobs. Assignment of external mentors is based on availability and student interest.
Students are assigned an advisor. Beyond that, professors often work informally with students who share an interest or have requested assistance. While these relationships develop informally, most students find a professor or two that they connect with and, as a result, will seek them out when needed.
Building and Maintaining a Relationship
Wherever possible, there should be a close working relationship between the external and student mentors. The external and student mentors try to coordinate their actions to ensure the mentee receives consistent advice and counsel.