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How do I become a mentee?

  • All students enrolled in a degree program in the School of Business (major or minor) are eligible to apply.
  • Attend an optional information session to learn more about the program. These sessions are scheduled for:
    • Tuesday, August 26th at 4:00pm or 5:00pm in Richel Learning Space (Cremer Hall 193)
    • Wednesday, September 3rd at 4:00pm or 5:00pm in Richel Learning Space (Cremer Hall 193)
  • Complete the application by 11:59pm on Thursday, September 11th. (When available, the application will be posted below). 
  • Mentors and mentees will be matched no later than the week of September 15th by the School of Business.
  • Attend one mandatory orientation session on September 24th in Richel Learning Space. There are three sessions being offered: 10:00am, 2:00pm, or 6:00pm. Each session will last no longer than one hour. 
  • Upon being matched, you will be paired with your mentor for the remainder of your career at Emporia State. If for some reason you cannot continue to be a mentee, or wish to terminate your mentor/mentee relationship, you will need to contact Jennifer Thomsen in the School of Business Resource Center (620-341-5232 or 

What are the expectations of mentees?

  • Mentees should plan on devoting approximately one hour per month to their mentor. The expectation is that mentors and mentees will participate in at least one form of communication each month. Communication of any kind is acceptable: e-mail, phone, Skype, face-to-face, etc. At the beginning of each month a suggested conversation topic will be posted to the Mentor Program webpage, and also sent in an e-newsletter. 
  • Mentees should be prepared to engage in a professional relationship, one in which you will be responsible for maintaining regular communication, willing to listen and learn, and taking initiative.
  • Attend the School of Business Gala held on November 7th, 2014 in Webb Hall.

What are the benefits of having a School of Business mentor?

  • Here are a few ways in which a mentor will be able to help you:
    • Resume critique
    • Discuss industry trends
    • Introduce you to colleagues to help build your professional network
    • Identify internship and job opportunities
    • Provide interview tips
    • Give advice on professional communication, dress and demeanor

***The deadline for the first round of mentees has passed. If you would like us to keep your application for future Mentor Program opportunities, please complete the form below.

Mentee Application



I hereby consent, voluntarily, to the release and disclosure of my resume and mentee application information, which was written and drafted by me and provided to ESU School of Business, to any and all potential mentors for the purpose of ESU School of Business faciltating my participation in the Mentor Program.

Notice: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. 1232g, prohibits access to the enclosed records by anyone other than the recipient unless specific written permission for further dissemination is received from any and all students or former students of this institution who are personally identifiable from information contained in the records.

Personal Information
Hometown Information - key in the city, state, and country you live in when you are not taking classes in Emporia
Education Information
Work Experience
Career Plans and Aspirations
Hobbies and Interests
Why I Want a Mentor