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CEN Mentor Application and Information

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Please note: Applications to mentor beginning Fall 2022 are now closed. 


To be considered for membership for our Spring 2023 Semester beginning in January 2023, all applications must be received by November 1, 2022. Any application received after that date will be reviewed and approved for Fall 2023. 


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 1 to 3 times a month

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. Our expectation is for executive members to mentor a minimum of 1 undergraduate student during each school year.
  2. Attend the "mixer" for meeting and pairing with prospective students.
  3. Wait for your assigned student(s) to contact you within two weeks after the assignment is made.
  4. Meet with your assigned student(s) at least 1-3 times per month during the school year.
  5. Coach your student(s) in her or his efforts to meet the expectations for student members.
  6. 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.
  7. Guide your student in developing an effective job search plan and resume.
  8. Attend meetings of CEN and, where students are to be invited, make sure your assigned students know of the meeting and, where possible, attend.


CEN's core activity is mentoring undergraduate CSB students, but members may also participate in other activities, including:

  • Helping students prepare resumes
  • Teaching interviewing and networking skills
  • Guest lecturing in undergraduate and graduate classes
  • Serving as industry experts for program committees or discussion panels.

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