The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship

Mentoring

Overview
Why Mentor
Mentor of the Year
Activities
Current Mentors
FAQ

WCE Students need great Mentors

Because our objective is to have each student "networked" into the community when they graduate, our mentoring program is integral to their success. Therefore, we are continuously searching for great people who are ready to share their experience and knowledge with our students and build an impactful mentoring relationship.

What do our students seek in a mentor?
  • Partner
  • Friend
  • Resource
  • One Person Board of Directors
  • Role Model
  • Advocate
  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Investor in Life

Over the years we have surveyed our student and they have provided us with insight on what they most value in a mentoring relationship. A majority of them agreed that the top three attributes they seek in a mentor are that of a friend, someone to listen to their problems, and someone to connect them into the community.

Mentor of the Year

2011-2012 Mentor of the Year, Carlos Ortega (right),
receives recognition.

Top traits students value in a mentoring relationship:
  • Friend 23.1
  • Listen to Problems 23.1%
  • Connect with their Contacts 19.2%
  • Help with Bus/Life Direction 15.4%
  • Show Real World 7.7%
  • Explain Classroom Gap 7.7%
  • All the Above and More 73.1%