Welcome, Mentors!
College of Business (COB) mentors have the opportunity to make a huge impact on the lives of first-year COB students. Mentors help new students transition academically and socially to their new surroundings in the College, at Colorado State, and the Fort Collins community. 

Mentors draw on their own experiences, interests, and perspectives to provide friendship and guidance to help first-year students transition more successfully. It’s an exciting and important responsibility. As a mentor you will not only help a first-year student; you’ll be part of the Mentoring Program community, mentoring alongside other junior and senior mentors, building relationships with your COB peers. 

Making a Difference
COB mentors support first-year students who identify in one or more of the following ways:
  • First-generation students (parents without a college degree)
  • Racially/ethnically diverse
  • From small towns
  • From out of state
  
  Becoming a Mentor
Eligible mentors include business students who:
  • Are current sophomores and juniors
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Will commit to meeting their mentee five hours per month
  • Will commit to mentoring for the full academic year
  • Are involved within the College and/or CSU
  • Desire to further develop as leaders
  • Want to help a new COB student through his/her first year
Application Process
The application process for the 25 mentor positions is competitive and takes place the spring semester before the mentor year. Students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend the information sessions and socials to learn more about the program and what it means to be a mentor in the College of Business.

The application process includes:
Completed  online application  by March 1, 2017.
Small group interview for students selected from the application
If selected as a mentor, attendance at the New Mentor Orientation on April 23, 2017, is required

 
"I like this program because not only does the first-year student get advice from juniors or seniors who have experienced it, the mentor also benefits because it builds so much character." –Current mentor
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Mentors As Leaders

"I like this program because not only does the first-year student get advice from juniors or seniors who have experienced it, the mentor also benefits because it builds so much character." –Current mentor
Mentors are leaders in the College of Business. They view the mentoring year as an opportunity for their own growth, development, and change. They receive support throughout the mentoring year through ongoing trainings as well as from the Mentor Leadership Council and program coordinators. As a result, mentors develop strong communication and leadership skills.


Beyond Mentoring
Mentors may pursue additional leadership roles after their mentor year. 


  
Mentor Leadership Council
Students who mentor for one year are eligible to apply to become mentor leaders. Mentor leaders serve as mentors to the new mentor team, offering advice, experiences, and facilitating monthly meetings. Mentor leaders attend the peer leadership conference and participate in the Mentoring Leadership Council – planning events and providing valuable insight into program decisions.