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Mentor Program

The Portland State University School of Business Administration sponsors the largest business Mentor Program  in the Pacific Northwest. The program is designed to provide students with opportunities to learn about the world of work from a business professional through a one-on-one coaching and through opportunities to observe the workplace and develop networking contacts.


Mentors can also provide insights into important aspects of career management such as resume writing, interviewing tips, networking skills and career choice. Mentors are asked to commit to at least a one hour one-on-one meeting twice a term.


More than 100 Portland-area business professionals have volunteered to serve as mentors to SBA students. These professionals represent a variety of fields, including: supply and logistics, food industry, accounting, marketing, finance, management, banking, and health care.


Undergraduate students formally admitted to the SBA are eligible to participate in their senior year. The program provides students with opportunities to learn from a business professional in their field of interest.


Program Eligibility

Undergraduate seniors formally admitted to the SBA.


Program Timeline

Note: Exact dates for all deadlines and events will be announced in late August.

June: Information and applications sent via the weekly SBA update
Early September: Applications due
Early October Notification of placement in the program
Mid October Mentor Program Orientation (required)
Late October Kick-Off Event - Mentor Mixer
Late May Program Wrap-Up - Mentor Appreciation Breakfast

Contact Information

For more information, contact Becky Einolf at or 503-725-3699.