SFU graduates from various Shields School of Business majors who are now working and succeeding in various careers will return to SFU on October 21 for the University’s fifth annual Mentoring Day.
Mentorship Day provides current students with the opportunity to gain valuable insight and advice from former students who held the same seats they currently hold.
“It’s exciting to see current students network with former students and receive advice and guidance on what to expect in their own careers and how to make good decisions about their future,” said Kelly Rhodes, chair of the Department of Communications and Criminal Justice.
The networking opportunities the event provides for students often open doors for them as they take their first steps into the business world.
“I’ve been going to Mentoring Day for a few years and every year I’ve met someone new,” said graduate student Kerry Galloway.
“Some of the people I’ve met on Mentoring Day in the past, I’ll be in touch with for job opportunities.”
As in years past, next month’s event will feature over 10 sessions across different disciplines and topics.
“Currently, the communications panel is still being assembled, but so far we have Nicolette Belasco, Digital Marketing Coordinator at McLanahan Corporation in Hollidaysburg; Marina Misitano, Digital Marketing Associate at Leybold in Pittsburgh; and Bob Gillespie, director of instruction at Top Golf in Pittsburgh,” Rhodes said.
The primary goal of Mentorship Day is for current Saint Francis students to build relationships with SFU graduates—relationships that could pay off after graduation.
“All of our students should plan to attend as many sessions as possible and make time to speak with alumni on October 21,” Rhodes said.