Experiential Learning

Professional Mentoring Program

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About the Professional Mentoring Program

The College of Liberal Arts offers a Professional Mentoring Program that links sophomore, junior and senior liberal arts students with mentors who will assist them in making the transition from their college experience into the professional world. Mentees have the opportunity to learn from an experienced current or retired business professional who will offer valuable insight and knowledge about what to expect as they enter the workforce. These one-on-one mentoring relationships allow for individual attention to students' career aspirations, professional development, and networking needs. Focus areas are not limited to but could include:

  • job shadowing,
  • invitation to networking events,
  • elevator speech and interview preparation,
  • resume and cover letter review,
  • business etiquette, and
  • social media/personal branding.

A pilot program with 13 mentor/mentee pairs was launched at the start of the 2018 Spring semester.

How to Apply

The application process is now open for those who want to participate in the mentoring program during Academic Year 2019–20.



May 22, 2019
College of Liberal Arts mentoring program connects students with professionals in the community.
Apr 6, 2018
The College of Liberal Arts will expand mentoring program to more liberal arts students during the fall semester.
Mar 16, 2018
The College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) has implemented a program in which students are paired with a mentor that assist in the development in their professional skills and prepare them for the workplace. Juniors and seniors in CoLA who participate in the Professional Mentoring Program are paired with community members who have been identified as having been successful in their programs and careers, “with the aim to give our students some guidance and direction as they approach graduation,”...
Mar 13, 2018
Hear one of our mentors, David Donaldson, regional president of WesBanco Bank, talk about the program:    


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