We Need You!
The College of Business Major Mentoring Program is geared toward proactively reaching out to new North Texans and connecting them to CoB and the UNT community. Many new students, whether freshmen or transfers, experience loneliness and isolation during their first year in a new school environment. Others are looking for a way to get ahead or better navigate the university. Some of you may have experienced the same feelings. The Business Administration Major Mentoring Program seeks to minimize these feelings by matching new students who are majoring in Business with supportive, experienced students who have already faced the challenges of working within this major in a new environment.
What is Mentoring?
The term and meaning of "mentoring" apparently derives from ancient Greece; the word "mentoring" comes from the Greek word for "enduring". Although the stories vary, around 1500 BC King Odysseus was off to fight the Trojan War and needed to entrust the upbringing of his son, Telemachus, to a wise man who would teach and raise the young boy. The wise man would help the boy learn what was right and just, listen to his questions, and generally assist him to become a person of value and integrity. This wise man's name was "Mentor". The role of the modern mentor is little different from Mentor's role 3500 years ago.
Benefits of being a CoB Major Mentor:
- Leadership development
- Satisfaction of helping others
- Networking with other business students, faculty, staff and alumni
What are the Commitments of a CoB Major Mentor?
- Facilitate small group of up to five undergraduate mentees majoring in Business beginning the Fall semester of 2006
- Participate in training sessions on responsibilities, expectations and proper mentoring.
- Promote communication between yourself and small group members via face-to-face interaction, email and phone
- Participate in planning and organizing Major Mentoring programs and activities
Requirements to be a CoB Major Mentor:
- Mentors must have accrued 60 hours with at least 24 hours from the University of North Texas by the Fall 2006 semester
- Mentors must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to participate in the program
- Mentors must be in good standing with the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
Apply for the Program
Download the application and return it to:
Roxanne Saucer, Coordinator of Mentoring Programs
University Union 319