Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Leeds School of Business' Professional Mentorship Program (PMP). The one-on-one guidance students receive from PMP mentors affords them opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom. Mentors describe their experiences as inspirational and rewarding.
"If you have any doubts about this experience, don't! If you want to reconfirm your faith in our future business and community leaders, be a Professional Mentor. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have."
-PMP Mentor Dee Perry Former CFO McDATA Corp.
Mentee Eligibility & Requirements:
- Business Major with 3-5 semesters remaining at Leeds (you may study abroad for one of these semesters).
- Application period begins spring of sophomore year or spring of junior year for those pursuing 5-year Masters in Accounting or a 5-year BS.
- Commit to working with Leeds Career Connections by revising and updating professional resources such as resumes, cover letters, and email communications.
- Commit to fulfilling program responsibilities, including contacting your mentor a minimum of once per semester, attending fall and spring mentoring events, and attending all required orientation and training workshops.
- Be in good academic standing and agree to represent Leeds in a professional manner throughout your participation.
- Enthusiasm for the opportunity to develop networking and communication skills.
Mentor Eligibility & Requirements:
Any business professional who meets the following criteria may apply. Mentors do not have to live in Colorado or be a CU alumnus in order to participate.
- Have at least five years of business experience beyond your undergraduate degree.
- Be willing to mentor 1-2 undergraduate students per academic year.
- Meet with student(s) for at least an hour once per semester, in person or by video conference/phone, over the next two academic years (minimum guideline). More frequent informal communication is encourages as personal schedules allow.
- Commit to being accessible and engaged for the duration of the mentoring relationship.
- Be willing to share your personal and professional experience, insights, and network with your student.
- Attend kick-off and end-of-year celebration events that gather students and mentors together (for mentors in the Denver/Boulder area).
- Be a good listener, have a sense of humor, and enjoy your mentoring experience.