The CU Denver Business School Mentorship program pairs incoming business school students with an upperclassman student who will serve as a peer mentor. This one-on-one relationship guides new students to succeed at the Business School with the help of a peer with first-hand experience. Mentors will share advice and welcome new students to the university, while also building their professional networks and developing skills to become better leaders.
How it Works
Students and mentors will be matched based on common interests, including field of study, background, and professional aspirations. To get started, you'll register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.
What do mentors and mentees discuss?
- How to get involved at the Business School
- How to balance school and professional opportunities with other obligations
- How to navigate and excel in various Business School courses
- How to network and build business contacts
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I become a mentor?
The Mentor Collective program provides many benefits for mentors. You will gain leadership experience, expand your network, and be able to showcase your skills on a resume. You will also get the satisfaction of making a positive difference in the life of a first-year business student and helping build community here at the Business School.
What if I don't know how to be a mentor?
Don't worry, we'll provide you with all the training you need. Mostly, being a mentor just means being a resource and support for a new student. You can connect regularly during your mentee’s first semester to share your knowledge and experience.
What are the benefits for new students?
Having a supportive mentor can help you feel less overwhelmed and better prepared to navigate academic challenges, manage stress and maintain wellness. You will check in regularly with your mentor as you join the Business School and throughout your program. You can ask your mentor for insights and tips on studying, student clubs, events and ways to get involved.