The business community has long recognized the value of mentoring as a means of developing both its leaders and its future workforce. Business professionals who act as mentors and role models help students gain insights that allow these students to hone their skills in preparation for successful employment.

The Lerner College is leading the way with this unique educational resource through its Executive Mentors Scholars Program. This initiative establishes 1:1 mentor-student relationships in which the executive’s professional background is complementary to the student’s career objectives.


Students apply during the spring semester of their sophomore year, begin their mentorships as juniors in the fall semester and conclude the experience at the end of their senior year.

Student Testimonials

“My mentor helped me with interviewing tips, things to look for in choosing a firm and personally connecting me with recruiting staff.”

– Kelli McDonald, Accounting major

“I had no idea how much insight and how many connections in my field I would create through this program. It has been, and continues to be an excellent opportunity for me.”

– Jerica Henry, Management major

“My mentor not only made sure we were doing finance related work, we also had a chance to meet with different vice presidents all around the organization.”

– Brittany Estrain, Finance major

For More Information, Contact:

Libby Cusack | Program Coordinator
Lerner Career Services Center