Accounting Mentorship Program

Goals and Objectives

  1. To equip the student with the insight and tools to make informed and ethical career decisions
  2. To confirm the student's chosen degree and identify career paths.
  3. To groom the student into a confident graduate with exceptional leadership, teamwork, creative thinking, and interpersonal skills through coaching and feedback.
  4. To provide a source of advice on personal growth, academics, mission and career options
  5. To provide a forum for the observation, practice and mastery of professional networking skills
  6. To assist the student indentifying and pursing employment opportunities related to their degree

Commitment by the Mentor

The formal program is a year in length starting at the beginning of the calendar year and concluding at the end. Informal mentoring may continue as long as the mentor and mentee decide to continue the relationship.  There is one formal kickoff meeting typically in late January or early February where the program is explained and the mentors meet the mentees.  There is one group networking event where all mentee and mentors come together for a social event.  All other interactions between mentees and mentors or agreed upon between the two parties and can be phone, email or in person. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4 contacts outside of the organized events.  A year-end report of the outcomes of the experience is completed by the mentor and mentee.  Anyone interested in becoming a mentor should contact Valerie Trott Williams.

Commitment by the Mentee

The formal program is a year in length starting at the beginning of the calendar year and concluding at the end. Informal mentoring may continue as long as the mentor and mentee decide to continue the relationship.  There is one formal kickoff meeting typically in late January or early February where the program is explained and the mentors meet the mentees.  There is one group networking event where all mentee and mentors come together for a social event.  All other interactions between mentees and mentors or agreed upon between the two parties and can be phone, email or in person. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4 contacts outside of the organized events.  A year-end report of the outcomes of the experience is completed by the mentor and mentee.

The mentee will also:
  • Attend an office tour of an accounting firm/corporation
  • Register with career services
  • Have an update resume
  • Attend job fairs on campus
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Join a professional organization such as the PICPA

Student Application