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Experiential Learning Center
 

Mentorship Program

Connecting Executives and Community Leaders with Student Veterans


This semester-long program matches Denver executives with CU Denver student veterans in their senior year to help them prepare for success in the business world.  Business leaders commit to meeting with a student veteran four times to share their insights and advice as well as open doors to others within their organization.  At the completion of the mentorship, organizations have the option of purchasing a suit for the student veteran to aid in the job interview process.

 

 Executives and Community Leaders

 
 
How do I mentor a Student Veteran?
What is the Mentorship Process?
Who do I contact with questions, needs or concerns?
 

 Student Veterans

 

How do I get a mentor?

Complete the Mentorship Agreement

Contact the Boots to Suits Program at bootstosuits@ucdenver.edu with any questions, concerns or needs.  You can also call the Veteran Student Services Office at: 303-556-2630.

Define your learning objectives

Meeting 1 - Student Executive Mentor

  1. Student driven informational interview (5-10 questions)
  2. Review Resume
  3. Company/Industry information
  4. Complete Boots to Suits Program review Form (Executive and Student)
Meeting 2 - Student and Human Resources
  1. Interview
  2. Review Resume
  3. Hiring information
    1. Ins and outs of what Company/Industry looks for in a potential job candidate
  4. Complete Boots to Suits Review Form (Hiring Manager and Student)
Meeting 3 - Student and Executive Mentor
  1. Discuss lessons from HR Experience
Meeting 4 - Student and specific field that correlates with major
  1. Examples - Business Finance Major would meet with Finance Department, CIS Major would meet with IT
  2. Discuss practical knowledge/experience needed for position
  3. Hands on experience within field
  4. Complete Boots to Suits Program Review Form (Department Manager and Student)
Meeting 5 - Student and Executive Mentor
  1. Discuss lessons from Departmental Experience
Meeting 6 - Student and Hiring Manager
  1. Review final resume and mock interview
Meeting 7 - Student and Executive Mentor
  1. Exit interview
  2. Review revised resume
  3. Complete Final Boots to Suits Program Review Form
Meeting 8 - Student and Veteran Services, Career Center and ELC

Who do I contact with questions?

Contact the Boots to Suits Program at bootstosuits@ucdenver.edu with any questions, concerns or needs.  You can also call the Veteran Student Services Office at: 303-556-2630.

For additional questions contact Tony Smith, Director of the Experiential Learning Center tony.smith@ucdenver.edu with any questions, concerns or needs.  You can also call the Experiential Learning Center at: 303-556-6656.

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