Career Services

 

Mentors Make a Difference

In what you learn, and the opportunities you'll have, mentors make a difference.  Our size and the number of mentors available -- including faculty, staff, alumni and corporate partners -- provide you a variety of sources for mentors who will help open doors to opportunities you never dreamed you'd have.

Matt Underwood
Cleveland Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood '90, talks to students about how he made it in broadcasting after graduating from BW.
"Our professor included us in every step of the process, from grant-writing to running the subjects, to presenting our research at national and international conferences ... I met my graduate advisor at a conference ..."
                   Amy Jo Marcano '04
    
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Matt Florjancic
"BW's sports information director, Kevin Ruple, hooked me up with the weekend sports anchor at Channel 5 ..."
                     Matt Florjancic '07

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Mentors are ...


Faculty

Who knows you better?  Our class sizes allow faculty to get to know students -- your hopes, your interests, your skills.  BW faculty take an interest in you, involving students in research projects, advising, and assisting with letters of recommendation and contacts for graduate school or careers.
  

Staff

Through your student employment, informational interview or other introduction, BW employees take an interest in you, and have contacts and ways to connect you to internships, interviews or networking.
  

Alumni

They've been there -- where you are, and where you want to be -- and they're willing to help.  Their information, contacts and recommendations can be just the edge you'll need.  The "Mentors" section is just one of the benefits of the BW Career Network.
  

Corporate Partners

They know the quality of a BW education.  Internships are just one example of the many opportunities students have to learn from and network with professional contacts.  From chemistry to political science to business, BW students collaborate on projects with corporate and community partners and also benefit from panel discussions and other presentations.  Read more about all the partnerships through the Center for Innovation and Growth, the Public Interest Research Center, and a recent collaboration with chemists at Sherwin-Williams.


Mentoring means real results ...

A recent e-mail from a student in the MBA Entrepreneurship program tells about her success as a result of working with an alumni mentor from the BW Career Network:

"While on the career Web site, I found the 'Mentor' tab which led me to BW alumni who were happy to help current students. This was to be the most valuable asset provided by this Web site. I contacted Dominic Mediate, a manager at Progressive Insurance, who signed up to be a mentor. He proved to be the definition of what a mentor is. Dominic gave me his time for an informational interview; sharing his experiences and background with me. He even took the time to get to know me and my interests. He asked me great questions that zeroed in on what I wanted out of a job/career. When I lost my job due to a lay off, I contacted him for support and help with direction. He provided encouragement, support, a list of job openings where he worked, and even gave me a mock interview to help me prepare for an upcoming interview. I am very pleased to say that I landed a job with Progressive, a very hard company to get into. If it had not been for Dominic’s support and encouragement, I probably wouldn’t have gotten past the phone interview. I owe my contact with him to the BW Career Services, Career Network Web site.

The mentor portion of the ERecruiting/Experience Web site has been a very valuable tool in my career search. I hope that others looking for help know that this valuable asset is right there for them. It was easy to find, easy to use, and there were plenty of mentors to choose from. I also hope that others sign up to be mentors. After I graduate from BW with my MBA, I plan on giving back by applying to be a mentor on this site."

                                                                             Tracy Drogalus
                                                                             MBA Entrepreneurship student at BW East

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