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02/22/2016

Mentoring Business Minds Program Makes College-to-Career Transition Easier

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 The program is currently accepting applications for both mentors and mentees.
 Mentors must have graduated from Winthrop, been employed for at least one year, and commit to one full school year of mentoring.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Transitioning from college to a career can be a daunting experience.

The College of Business Administration at Winthrop University will make that transition a little easier with the new Mentoring Business Minds program (MBM).

The program partners undergraduate business students with alumni who serve as mentors, encouraging, empowering and pushing the students to be innovative. These professional relationships also help students to think critically, network and pull from the alumni’s wealth of business knowledge.

MBM hosted a kick-off event this month to welcome alumni interested in serving as mentors. About 140 attended, a large number that made Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Economics Laura Ullrich very happy.

“We strongly believe that the Mentoring Business Minds program will benefit both students and mentors," Ullrich said. "Our students are eager to speak with successful alumni in their field, and alumni are enthusiastic about giving back to the College of Business at Winthrop. We look forward to the official launch of the program this fall.”

The application for undergraduate students will be open later this semester.

If you’re interested in being a mentor, you can fill out an application online: http://www.winthrop.edu/cba/studentservices/default.aspx?id=42826. Mentors must have graduated from Winthrop, been employed for at least a year and must commit to one school year of mentoring.

For more information, email businessmentorship@winthrop.edu or visit http://www.tinyurl.com/winthropmbm.

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