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Undergraduates, Mentor Program

CoBA undergraduate students may apply for the Professional Mentor Program if they 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
  • Have a clear idea of career interests
  • Demonstrate understanding of professional behavior and habits

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.

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.

Program Guidelines

2017-18 Mentor Program Application

2017-18 Program Timeline
  • Application Period: April - June, 2017
  • Program Orientation: July
  • Program Kickoff Reception: September
  • Student Lunch Meetings: November 2017, February 2018
  • Program Wrap-Up: April 2018

If you have any questions or issues please email Jill Laing, program director: jlaing@csusm.edu.