The School of Business and Professional Studies is launching a new mentorship program to pair GHC students interested in the Entrepreneurship Pathway with volunteer mentors. The mentors may be GHC alumni, entrepreneurs, investors, or professionals who advise entrepreneurs. As a participant in the program, you will be paired with a mentor who is an experienced changemaker and who will guide you through your mentorship journey.
For students, the mentorship program provides an opportunity to obtain “real-world” advice and feedback on startup business ideas or advice on how to launch a new venture. Budding entrepreneurs will also gain access to the correct variant of exposure, visibility and talent that would further enhance their skills and improve their entrepreneurial awareness.
For mentors, the program provides an opportunity to meet and interact with innovative and passionate students, guide students in evaluating their ideas and concepts, and share stories of your successes with entrepreneurship classes and at events.
Students: The Entrepreneurship Mentorship Program is right for you if:
- You have an innovative idea for a new venture and would like an experienced entrepreneur to provide feedback to help you determine if the idea is viable, as well as receive guidance on how you can do research and take other actions to proceed.
- You have already launched a startup, and seek guidance and feedback on how to get your venture to the next level
- You are curious about entrepreneurship and would like to speak to a successful entrepreneur about what’s involved.
Interested? Fill out The Student Mentor Request Form. You will be contacted shortly and connected you with a mentor. Mentors are matched based on the mentor’s expertise and the type of guidance or assistance you are seeking.
Become a Mentor: Mentors are selected from many different fields. Some are local and some come from all over the United States. The following areas represent the types of support that mentors provide:
- Help with developing or reviewing a business model
- Market or customer-level feedback
- General Career Advice for those interesting in being an entrepreneur
- General advice on topics about patents or other legal issues
- Technical input regarding a product
- Speaking about your career experiences with students in classes
Interested? Please fill out the Request to be Mentor Form and you will be contacted shortly.
How does the Mentorship Program Work? We will introduce an entrepreneurship student to a mentor. The students and the mentor will arrange to meet virtually. The entire mentoring process should last the entire time the student is in the program (roughly a year to a year and a half). Monthly check-ins are suggested.
For more information, contact Shanika Wright Turner, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.