Expectations for Students
Participants of Business Connections must attend at least one training/orientation session in the fall semester in order to participate in the program. These sessions will cover program logistics, general professional standards, and more.
During the program, students are responsible for initiating contact with their mentors and setting the agenda for their meetings. The first connection with you mentor will likely take place in November or December. The majority of your interactions will take place in the spring semester.
A minimum of five or six interactions is expected. Examples may include meeting at a local coffee shop or at the mentor's office, job shadowing, office tours, substantial email exchanges, meetings via Zoom, Skype, or Facetime, sitting in on professional meetings held by your mentor, or any other professional interactions agreed upon with your mentor.
Participants in Business Connections will attend a spring banquet to reflect on the year and to enjoy a meal on us!