You could impact the success of a current or future UNI Business student.

Many UNI Business alumni are successful mentors in our Professional Development Program. Mentoring is the perfect way to give back to your alma mater while polishing your leadership skills. The time spent with students will help develop their confidence and increase their likelihood of success.

 

Why become UNI Business mentor?

When you volunteer as a Professional Readiness Program mentor, you will not only impact the success of a student, you can impact your own success in the process.

Learn about their generation

Today's students are different because their world is different. They never knew life without a cell phone or the internet. This gives our students unique perspectives from which you can learn.

 

Find an employee

As an employer, you are always looking for great employees. Through a mentorship, you can learn more about the strengths of
a student and potentially match that student to the needs of your organization.

Enhance your leadership skills

Your interaction with students helps them become more experienced in business communication. In turn, this forces you to polish your leadership and communication skills.

 

Mold the next business mogul

The success of our students is directly tied to the personal interaction they receive from faculty, staff and alumni. Your involvement in their education will give them an experience that is not offered in many business schools.

Learn More about Mentoring

You were once at the beginning of your career, with similar hopes, dreams, fears and expectations. Your presence can help shape the future of young professionals.To learn more on how you can get involved, complete the form below. 

 

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