Mentor Program

Are you determining where your passions lie within the business world? Are you interested in building a networking relationship with an experienced business professional?

Co-sponsored by the Marquette University Business Administration Alumni Association and the College of Business Administration, the Mentor Program is an excellent opportunity for students in the junior class to meet one-on-one with an experienced business professional from the Milwaukee or Chicago areas. In 2013-14, more than 300 College of Business Administration students and alumni/supporters participated in this program.


  • Invaluable insight into issues like career choice, interviewing skills and career development
  • Inside perspectives into your career goals
  • Guidance in your career development
  • Development of networking skills


  • Full-time student enrolled in the College of Business Administration
  • Junior status or senior who studied abroad the prior year
  • Available to meet monthly from September to April


  • Actively participate and initiate scheduling and communication with mentors
  • Attend orientation session and complete application process
  • Be willing to learn

How to apply

  • Complete the Mentor Program Student Application
  • Sign up to attend an orientation meeting.  Sign-up sheets are available in the lower level of Straz (by the vending machines).  Students may turn in completed applications and current (updated) resumes at the orientation meetings.  Orientation meeting times:
    • Thursday, Sept. 4: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 4: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 5: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
    • Monday, Sept. 8: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Sept. 10: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 11: 12:30-1:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 11, 3:00-3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 12, 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • Interview: At the orientation sessions, students should sign up to attend an information gathering interview. Fifteen-minute interviews will be held on Monday, September 15 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Important dates

Mark your calendar to attend these Mentor Program events:

  • Kick-off meeting: Monday, October 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m., AMU Ballrooms (mandatory)
  • Mentor/Protégé Breakfast: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 7:15-8:30 a.m., AMU Lunda Room
  • Wrap-up event: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Union Sports Annex (mandatory)

2013-14 Mentor Program participating companies

Accretive Health
American Cancer Society      
American Transmission
Aon Corporation
Archdiocese of Mil.
Arena Event Services, Inc.
Associated Bank
Assurant Health
Baird Advisors
Baker Tilly
Baxter Healthcare
BMO Harris Bank
Boyle Fredrickson SC
Brady Corporation
Briggs & Stratton
Burrall Associates LLC
Cambridge Major Labs.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Cleary Gull Inc.
Cohen Fund Audit
Colliers International
Cortina Asset
Deloitte & Touche
Direct Supply
Eaton's Cooper Power Systems
Eichten Marketing
Eisen Fox & Company
EmpowerMe Foundation
Ernst & Young
Fieldglass, Inc.
GE Healthcare
General Capital Mgmt.
General Electric
Grant Thornton LLP
Hellermann Tyton
Johnson Controls
Johnson Creek Enterprises             
Journal Communications
JP Morgan
JP Morgan Asset Man.
Kohls Department Stores
Loyola University Chicago
McDonnell & Associates
Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
Michael Best & Friedrich,               
Molina Healthcare
NAI MLG Commercial
Northwestern Mutual
Power Products
Promontory Point Capital
Propero Consulting
Racine County Workforce        
Reilly, Penner & Benton
Rockwell Automation
Robert W. Baird
SC Johnson
Scribner, Cohen & Co.
SEACOR Holdings
Standard Electric Supply
The Private Bank
UBS Financial Services
UMB Fund Services
United Airlines
United Healthcare
US Cellular
Well Capital