Mihaylo College’s Executive Council connects students with members of the council, many of whom are alumni, through a mentoring program designed to prepare students for careers in their industries of interest. The program is currently seeking mentors for future sessions.
Having direct access to a professional in your field would be the dream of many students. This wish can be a reality thanks to the Executive Council Mentoring Program, which connects students involved in the Business Inter-Club Council, Student Advisory Board and Business Honors program with industry leaders.
Reflections of a Mentor
Andrew Eberline ’14 (MBA), a project manager for The Walt Disney Company, served as a mentor during the 2017 rotation providing guidance to Arron Nhan Nguyen ’12, ’17 (marketing and M.S.-information systems), who is seeking an IT-related career.
“The role of being a mentor is a great opportunity. If you have recently graduated you may not feel like you have the wealth of experience a mentee would be looking for,” says Eberline. “It is very easy to overlook or not consider the relevancy of your professional experience – you will realize this in the moment when working with a student. Being a mentor has challenged me to help find answers to my mentee’s questions.”
Eberline says serving as Nguyen’s mentor opened his eyes to the opportunities available in IT. “I enjoyed brainstorming about how to reach his long-term goals. His future potential and overall excitement was invigorating,” says Eberline. “I’ve learned a great deal about the many opportunities throughout IT and data analysis. Learning about these trends increases my versatility with the occasional IT driven projects I execute.” Read More