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Professional Mentor Program

The CoBA Professional Mentor Program, coordinated by the CoBA Advisory Board, gives students a unique opportunity to learn directly from business professionals in a one-on-one relationship. Stone Brewery supports this program by hosting the Kick Off and Wrap Up events.

Selected students (mentees) will each be paired with a professional mentor for one academic year. Mentors are volunteers from organizations in the San Diego county area and will come from various industries and backgrounds.

Mentor and mentee pairs will decide how often to meet and the kind of activities they will do together. These activities could include, but are not limited to: career discussions, networking events, professional meetings, job shadow, etc. Ultimately, the relationship is intended to help the mentee learn keys to success in their chosen field. We provide mentors and mentees with preliminary information and tips on how to make the most of their time together. Once the introductions are made, however, the progression of the mentorship is determined by the mentor and mentee.

The application period for the 2014-15 academic year has ended. Applications for 2015-16 will be accepted in April, 2015.

To apply for this program students must meet the following criteria:
  • Current CoBA student (business status) enrolled part-time or full-time
  • Have a strong desire to be in a mentoring program
  • Demonstrate

Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated some commitment to academic success, extracurricular involvement, and career readiness. Although GPA will be considered, CoBA will look at the overall application and not just GPA.

  • Application Period: Closes Sept. 9, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year
  • Program Orientation: September 19, 2014 (tentative)
  • Program Kickoff Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 6 - 8 PM
  • Midpoint Lunch: Thursday, November 13, 12 - 1 PM
  • Program Wrap-Up: Tuesday, April 21, 6 - 8 PM
The application process consists of two steps:

1) Complete the online application linked below

2) Submit your resume and unofficial transcript in .doc or .PDF format on CougarJOBS (job title "CoBA Mentee 2014-15")

  • Retrieve unofficial transcript from MyCSUSM, print document as a .PDF
  • Upload resume and unofficial transcript to your CougarJOBS profile first, then do a job search for "CoBA Mentee". Upload the resume and unoffical transcript to the posting