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Business Mentorship Programs

Fast-track your career through mentorship

The Driehaus College of Business assists both graduate and undergraduate students with career readiness and networking by offering a range of mentorship opportunities across programs. Learn how you can get paired with a mentor below.

"Having the best guidance in the industry was really important for me to find success within a niche industry."

Rana (BUS '20)

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The School of Accountancy & Management Information Systems offers an undergraduate course that matches students with accounting professionals. Graduate and undergraduate students also have opportunities to join several student organizations that sponsor networking events with representatives from accounting firms and corporations in and around Chicago.


Who: Margaret Tower, accountancy instructor

The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate course that helps students find their career interests and facilitates networking with alumni. Whether you're a graduate or undergraduate student, you can take advantage of student organizations that organize career panels with alumni and other events as well.


The School of Hospitality Leadership fosters personalized career services through the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Center for Student Development and Engagement. The center organizes internship planning, leadership seminars and workshops, international service culture training, career fairs and networking events.


Who: Shelley Gibbons, assistant director of Student Development, School of Hospitality Leadership

The Department of Marketing organizes mentorship opportunities through internship classes, career fairs, one-on-one career counseling and networking activities. The department's Center for Sales Leadership also offers a variety of skill development workshops as well as peer review settings for résumé and interview preparation.


Who: Jessica Sanborn, associate director of communications, Kellstadt Marketing Center & Department of Marketing

Who: Deirdre Laverdiere, program partner and operations director, Center for Sales Leadership

Throughout the year, student organizations within the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship host a range of events in areas such as human resources, sports management and supply chain. The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center also oversees the Mentors and Mentees Program, which can match you to business executives and distinguished entrepreneurs in the field.


Who: Emily Doyle, program manager, Coleman Center

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The department's Real Estate Center offers several career services to help you transition to a thriving career in real estate. Throughout the year, the center works with large real estate companies to host professional conferences, etiquette seminars and networking events. The center also sponsors a Mentoring Program that allows students to interact directly with successful real estate executives in Chicago on a one-on-one basis.


Who: Kathleen O'Hare, associate director, Department of Real Estate

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