WSN Mentors have a passion for business and strive to make a difference. We select Mentors based on a competitive process.
Student Mentors are trained in the summer to work with Mentees the following year.
Summer training consists of:
- Entrepreneurship: idea generation, elevator pitches, business models, financing, sales and marketing, entrepreneurial behaviors
- Mentorship: role of the mentor, expectations for the program and the mentor/mentee relationship, building trust, helping mentees develop their full potential
- Business Skills: self-awareness, communication skills, male and female styles of communication and their use within different contexts and leadership skills.
Throughout the school year, Mentors work with Mentees on entrepreneurial projects and participate in weekly mentoring/training sessions to complete 3 course credits. Mentors also develop their leadership skills and network through creative initiatives of their choice (e.g., organizing events, community-based activities).
Application to become a mentor have been closed. All mentors have been selected for 2016-2017.