About the Program

A collegiate education in marketing involves much more than merely helping students become adept at addressing marketing issues in businesses and organizations. A collegiate education involves working with students in every facet of their preparation to become successful – students need to be prepared to make a meaningful positive changes to aid businesses/organizations and society itself through challenging, rewarding careers. To prosper in tomorrow’s economy, students must not only know their subject and know how to successfully apply it, but they must also be knowledgeable of the marketplace and how to build appropriate networking and career connections. Although the Hughes Program and other opportunities, such as internships and co-ops, contribute to building these connections, a Professional Mentor can provide a role model and be able to share one-on-one with students to help them build and master networking skills and make important connections.
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Goals of the Program

  • Develop confident students with leadership, teamwork, and critical creative thinking skills through coaching and feedback from a Professional Mentor.
  • Supply students with a means to explore their chosen career field and to identify the requirements for success.
  • Provide a point of contact with whom students can discuss their career goals and develop a roadmap of how to reach them.
  • Equip students with the skills to network and build connections with business and organizational leaders.
  • Build connections between classroom learning and the world post-graduation.

If you have any questions or comments, please email The Mentoring Coordinator below.