Explore your academic and career paths and cultivate your future with mentoring

The College of Business’s mentoring programs engage you at every step of your academic journey while offering students, alumni and business leaders the opportunity to share experiences and strengthen interpersonal skills. Mentoring programs provide highly personalized one-on-one relationships that leverage individual experiences to provide career guidance, ease the transition to campus life and prepare you for college.


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Professional Mentoring Program

College juniors and seniors are paired with seasoned business professionals in this unique program designed to help students achieve their goals, build professional relationships and explore opportunities available after graduation. An online platform suggests matches based on profile information including career interests and knowledge areas, ensuring a great fit and mutually beneficial relationship for each pair. Through the program, mentees learn valuable professional and life skills they can carry into their careers, and mentors use their expertise to show the next generation of leaders how to use business to make the world a better place.

Ready to join or have questions?

Find out more about the Professional Mentoring Program here.


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Peer Mentoring

Adjusting to the academic and social demands of college life can be difficult, particularly for our first-generation, diverse and rural students, who are at the core of the College's goal of expanding access to higher education. Our Peer Mentoring program connects first-year students with juniors and seniors to help them navigate the nuances of their first year on campus, from developing good study habits to managing roommate conflicts. Mentees benefit from the personal insights of successful College of Business students, while mentors develop communication and leadership skills as they smooth the transition to college life for new Rams. By working together to overcome challenges and meet mutual goals, participants forge lasting relationships that enrich our vibrant campus community.

Ready to join or have questions?

Learn more about Peer Mentoring here or contact our team at cob_mentoring_program@mail.colostate.edu.


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Near-Peer Mentoring

As part of our land-grant mission to increase access to education, the College of Business works with high school students in diverse, rural settings who are studying business to discover and implement strategies for academic success. In our Near-Peer Mentoring program, mentors pair with high school students in Colorado to build relationships and foster behavior that builds the personal and academic foundations required to succeed in high school and beyond. Ultimately, the program hopes to help these high school students find paths to a college education.

Ready to join or have questions?

Contact Tonja Rosales at tonja.rosales@colostate.edu.

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“I grew to be more confident in myself and my qualifications. I learned how to advocate for myself. I grew because I felt safe and supported by my mentor. I always knew I had someone in my corner fighting for me, this allowed me to not just grow but to bloom.”
Mentoring programs participant