- Rounding third; Five questions to discuss in the final weeks of your formal mentorship
- Mentor Hernandez offers sports insights to mentee and classmates
- Five Questions With...Mentor Joel Andryc, Sp '79,
and Mentee Nathan Bowen, Eng '15
- Save The Date: April 24 Mentor Pilot Closing Program
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Questions With...Joel Andryc, Sp '79,
(Elizabeth Gehringer, Comm '15, mentee)
1. What was your first job following graduation, where and what did it
I worked for Chuck Barris Productions ("The Gong Show", "The Dating Game" and "Newlywed Game") as a production assistant. I quickly learned that everyone has to “pay their dues.” Maintain patience and perseverance as you pursue your career goals and you will succeed!
2. What qualities do you look for and appreciate in the people you
work with or hire?
Those with a real understanding of their industry, including new trends, corporate mergers, economic challenges and a grasp of their business sector. A college diploma is a great start but knowledge of the “real world” is also key.
3. Professional development book you’d recommend.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work
Read the entire interview.
Questions With...Nathan Bowen,
(Joe Miotke, Eng '95, Law '99, mentor)
1. What has been one of your key findings as a mentee?
Learning about Joe’s career has taught me hard work will lead to success no matter where I go after graduation. He has experienced continued success while moving between various positions amongst different firms.
2. What are your current plans following graduation?
Working for a large corporation as an engineer (likely in operations) for several years before enrolling in a full-time MBA program. My dream is to participate in The Harvard Business School's 2+2 program, which allows undergraduates to gain admittance during their senior year and defer enrollment for two years while they work in industry.
3. What have you learned from Joe about your career aspirations that
will help plan your future?
He has stressed the importance of earning an MBA to "unlock the door" to upper-management positions in companies. He has also helped me weigh the pros and cons of an employer-funded MBA vs. paying for graduate school on my own.
Read the entire interview.
Five Questions With...appears in the monthly mentor newsletter and the online mentor toolbox.
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- "Your Freshman Year in the Workplace" by Paul Hettich, Arts '61, Ph.D., DePaul University (PowerPoint PDF)