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University of West Florida presents College of Business Executive Mentor Program

The University of West Florida announces the College of Business Executive Mentor Program, established to initiate networking and career connections for undergraduate students.

The program matches College of Business students with influential community business leaders who share their personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to the student mentees’ career aspirations, professional development and networking needs. The access to local business leaders provides students with an inside track for full-time, post-graduate employment.

“The Executive Mentor Program is an important new program of the College of Business which will enhance students preparation for successful careers in business and facilitate students transition to the workforce,” said Dr. Ed Ranelli, Dean of the College of Business.  “For the mentoring business executives, the program provides an opportunity to pass on to the next generation the wisdom and experiences from their successful careers.”

The program is open to full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students in the College of Business. Students are selected for the competitive program based on their ability to meet the eligibility requirements and maintain academic goals, campus and community service, and prior academic and leadership experience, as well as their willingness to be active participants. For a complete list of requirements and Executive Mentor Program applications visit

The Executive Mentor Program is one of the new opportunities offered to students, following the opening of the state-of-the-art College of Business Education Center this fall. A key focus of the Education Center is to facilitate interactions among students and the business community to enhance student learning, opportunity and experiences.