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 2012-13, more than 300 College of Business Administration students and alumni/supporters participated in this program.

Benefits

  • 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

Eligibility

  • 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

Expectations

  • 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. 5: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 5: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
    • Monday, Sept. 9: 12:00-12:30 p.m. DS 265
    • Wednesday, Sept. 11: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 12: 12:30-1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 13: 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 16 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Important dates

Mark your calendar to attend these Mentor Program events:

  • Kick-off meeting: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7 p.m., AMU Ballrooms (mandatory)
  • Mentor/Protege Breakfast: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:15-8:30 a.m., AMU Lunda Room
  • Wrap-up event: Tuesday, April 2, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Union Sports Annex (mandatory)

2012-13 Mentor Program participating companies

1492 Capital Management Fieldglass, Inc. Northwestern Mutual Life
Actuant Corporation FIS Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments
Akzo Nobel Paints LLC Fiserv, Inc. OnCourse Learning
Aon Corporation Gateway Oronova, Inc
Artisan Partners GE Healthcare Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. 
Assurant Health General Capital Management, Inc. Paladin Partners, LLC
Asurion Grubb & Ellis I Apex Commercial Park Bank
Avaya Hogan Financial Management Patrick Cudahy, LLC
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP JF Ahern Co. Pepperidge Farm
Baxter Healthcare Johnson Controls, Inc. PricewaterhouseCoopers
BMO Global Asset Management U.S.   Johnson Creek Enterprises, LLC Promontory Point Capital
Booz & Company Joseph Otto & Associates QuadSystems
Brady Corporation KnockDown Ninja Racine County Workforce Development Center
BrandBlazers, LLC Kohler Co. RedPrairie
Briggs & Stratton Corporation Kohls Department Stores Rexnord Industries
Brookdale Senior Living KPMG Robert W. Baird & Co.
Cent, Inc. LauberCFOs, Inc Rockwell Automation
CG Schmidt, Inc. M&I Wealth Management Seacor Holdings Inc
Charter Manufacturing Co. M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group Standard Electric Supply Co.
Citi Private Bank  M|RED Management Stark Investments
Cleary Gull Inc. ManpowerGroup Strattec
CNN Strategic Integration Group Marquette University Tenth and Blake Beer Company
Codeworks McDonald's Corporation The Bon Ton Stores, Inc.
Cohen Fund Audit Services Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. The PrivateBank
Columbia-St.Mary's  MGIC Town Bank a Wintrust Community Bank
Cooper Power Systems Michael Best & Friedrich LLP U.S. Bank
Crum & Foster Miller Brewing Company United Healthcare
Deloitte & Touche, LLP MillerCoors United Performing Arts Fund
Digital Target Marketing Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club UnitedHealth Group
Direct Supply Milwaukee Electric Tool Vrakas/Blum CPAs and Business Advisors
Discover Financial Services New Technology Platforms We Energies 
Eichten Marketing Solutions Northwestern Mutual WellPoint
Ellsworth Adhesives Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Wells Fargo Bank
Ernst & Young Northwestern mutual investment services