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 during spring semester. These will cover program logistics, general professional standards, and more.
During the program, students are responsible to initiate contact with their mentors and to set 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 Skype or Facetime, sitting in on professional meetings held by your mentor, or any other professional interactions agreed upon with your mentor.
In the spring semester students will be expected to attend two - 1 hour co-hort groups. These groups will include 15-20 other students and be a time to share what's happening in your mentoring experiences.
Participate in the spring banquet (the meal is on us!)