Local Executives Join NKU’s College of Business as Mentors

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.”
John Crosby – Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Chapter,
The Uncommon Individual Foundation

“The rationale behind the reimaged MBA is to help the students understand how business really works. What better way for them to understand the intricacies of business than to learn it from those who live it day to day, “states Ned Jackson, MBA director at NKU.

Regional business leaders from both the private and public sector are asked to participate in the Haile US Bank College of Business Mentorship Programs. Each MBA student is paired with a business executive and leader for one to two years.

The mentorship program provides the framework for students to engage in significant dialog with a high level business executive. “In addition to augmenting the classroom experience,” Jackson says, “the student has someone, an experienced professional, for support and encouragement. Pursuing a graduate degree can be hard and having that encouragement can be extremely valuable to help the student preserver.”

It isn’t a one way street for the mentors. The MBA students will challenge their mentor with thought-provoking questions and innovative ideas. Additionally, the students in the MBA program are available to help find solutions to organizational problems through class consulting projects.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business is looking for more area executives to join the Mentorship program. To get more information click here.

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