Career Mentor Program

School of Business

You're getting a great education and we want to give you more preparation to get a great job. More than 80% of undergraduate business students who participate in the Career Mentor Program (CMP) have a job that will launch them into their desired career when they graduate. With this program, you will:

  • Work with your own personal senior executive mentor
  • Participate in workshops to build skills for planning your career and wowing recruiters
  • Learn to network and gain greater internship and job opportunities
  • Build your professional brand and improve your ability to impress hiring managers

What are the program benefits?

  • Develop your career mission and direction
  • Use Gallup’s StrengthsFinder to understand your strengths, how to use them and how to describe them
  • Make Twin Cities connections and build your network
  • Receive personal support in prospecting internships
  • Target jobs that will launch your career
  • Negotiate job offers and learn how to manage work challenges with personal mentor guidance
Dammy Williams headshot

Hamline’s career mentor program gave me an opportunity to gain more insight in the business field. Since I had that experience, I became more confident in leading projects in class and managing a team.”

—Dammy Williams '23, BBA

Who are the CMP Mentors and what do they do?

Our CMP Mentors are seasoned, senior executives currently active or recently retired. They’ve built successful careers and developed others along the way. They invest their energy in helping our students develop capabilities to win in the job market. In 2019–2020, mentors conducted over 180 individual sessions with CMP students.  

Hear from retired Senior Vice President, Saint Paul Port Authority, Lorrie Louder about her experience as a CMP Mentor.

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Who can join and what are you expected to do?

Students in Hamline School of Business can apply for the Career Mentor Program. The approximate time commitment is 12 to 15 hours per semester, which varies depending upon student needs and interests. Individual meetings are flexible and group events are scheduled well in advance.

For further information or to apply, contact: