Our Mentorship Program

The Seidman College of Business Professional Mentorship Program partners local professionals one-to-one with students for career preparation.

Our mentors are local professionals who have done exceptional work within their industry for several years. Our professionals come from a wide variety of industries and companies within the business sector such as but not limited to manufacturing, supply chain, human resources, banking, finance, and international business. Through a careful selection process, we match our mentors with business students who are either majoring in their chosen profession or looking to grow the necessary skills to be a success in a profession similar to their mentor. 

To apply to become a mentor for the program, click on the appropriate navigation above or the button below.

Mentor Application

Our students are current business students who are majoring in Management, Marketing, Economics, or Finance and are classified as sophomores to graduating seniors. In order to participate in the program, the student should have a minimum GPA of "2.75" GPA (Management), "2.75" (Marketing) "3.0" (Economics), or "3.0" (Finance). Students with a GPA below the minimum requirement may apply but must highlight in their personal letter of interest what extra steps they will taken to ensure a committed and successful mentor/student pairing.

We encourage all highly motivated students who are willing and able to commit to the requirements of the program to apply by clicking on the appropriate navigation above or the button below.

Student Application

 

Mentorship Program Events

Mentorship Launch Event: 

Date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Seidman College of Business Forum (SCB 1008) 

At this Mentorship Launch Event, you will meet your mentorship partner in an informal mixer. We will have an icebreaker, go over the handbook with the program responsibilities, expectations, and requirements. 

To RSVP for this event, please visit: Mentorship Launch Event

Midpoint Check-In:

Date: January 25, 2022

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: Seidman College of Business 1008B

The Midpoint Check-in will consist of a 30 minute program to help mentors and students assess their current relationship. For the remaining 30 minutes, mentors and students are encouraged to plan their meetings for 2022. 

Mentorship Closing Event:

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2022

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Seidman College of Business Forum (SCB 1008 Multi Purpose Room)

At this Mentorship Closing Event, we will host our mentorship pairs for a closing ceremony where we acknowledge the contributions of our mentors, the success of our students, and the graduation of our seniors.

To RSVP for this event, please visit: Mentorship Closing Event

Seidman College of Business TRACKS Program

TRACKS is Seidman College of Business professional development certification program. This program is designed to run the academic calendar year, with specifically designed and chosen programs that will set you apart from other graduates.

By participating in this program, you will:

« Gain exposure to leading local, regional, national, and internationally known speakers thought leaders and progressive business leaders

« Acquire the in-depth knowledge and skills (soft-skills, workplace professionalism, business ethics and integrity, and diverse societal perspectives) employers desire within graduates

« Align the knowledge base concepts and theories you are learning in the classroom to the development of your personal, professional, and future organizational endeavors

« Increase your marketability, familiarity and fit within your chosen career, industry, and corporate culture.

For more information, visit TRACKS website: www.gvsu.edu/seidman/tracks or email: seidmantracks@gvsu.edu

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