CEN Advising

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CEN Mentor Application and Information

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Please note: To be considered for membership for our Spring 2022 Semester beginning in January 2022, all applications must be received by December 1, 2021. Any application received after that date will be reviewed and approved for Fall 2022. 


Click HERE to Apply to be a CEN Mentor


Qualified Mentor Applicants Should:

  • Provide an up-to-date résumé
  • Have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of recent managerial or leadership experience in a business environment
  • Have prior mentoring experience with employees and/or students
  • Once matched, have a willingness to mentor student until graduation
  • Be able to meet with student(s) in person 2 to 3 times a month
  • Current or previous profit & loss responsibility desirable

Expectations for Executives Mentoring Student

Each executive member who mentors a student is expected to work diligently to guide that student:

  • to become a leader in his or her chosen career, live a fulfilling life and serve society and
  • to build a personal network as a resource to reach those goals.

As part of that work, each mentoring executive member is expected to:

  1. Attend the "mixer" for meeting and pairing with prospective students.
  2. Contact and meet with your assigned student(s) within two weeks after the assignment is made.
  3. Meet with your assigned student(s) at least 2-3 times a month during the school year.
  4. Coach your student(s) in her or his efforts to meet the expectations for student members.
  5. If your assigned student has interests in subjects outside your expertise, lead your student to get the expertise needed by networking with other executive members or experts outside the Network.
  6. Guide your student in developing an effective job search plan and resume.
  7. Attend meetings of CEN and, where students are to be invited, make sure your assigned students know of the meeting and, where possible, attend.

Our expectation is for executive members to mentor a minimum of 1 undergraduate student during each school year.

Note: Executives who are members of the Investors Roundtable may take their students to those meetings for a reduced guest fee.