Pancratz Mentor Program
The Pancratz Mentor Program provides the opportunity for Nistler CoBPA alumni to connect and guidance to UND students.
The Pancratz Career Development Center's Mentor Program is an opportunity for students to connect through formal mentorship with an experienced professional. Students will have the ability to develop their skill set, seek advice, and begin to build a professional network. We have created this program to offer a valuable educational experience for the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration students.
The Mentor Program has transitioned to a cohort-based model. This new model allows opportunity for a more structured and meaningful mentorship relationship, and provides students the opportunity to network with each other and their mentors.
Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are now closed.
Student Eligibility Requirements
In order to participate in the Pancratz Mentor Program, students must:
- Be an enrolled student in the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration
- Have completed at least one full academic year (second-year student status)
- Have at least one full academic year left as a student
- Be dedicated to the time, energy and commitment of a full-year mentorship
- Meet with your mentor at least once per month in person, on the phone or via Zoom.
Benefits of Mentorship
The Pancratz Mentor Program offers many benefits for participating students including:
- Access to the Pancratz Center tools, resources, and network
- Establishment and growth of a professional network
- Opportunities to strengthen your professional communication skills
- Hands-on learning opportunities
- Help in defining personal and professional goals, and the strategies to achieve them
- Unique insight into internship and full-time employment opportunities
- Knowledge about industry trends and their impacts on your future career
- Feedback on career preparation materials
The Pancratz Mentor Program provides the opportunity for Nistler College of Business & Public Administration alumni to provide guidance to Nistler CoBPA students in their sophomore year or above. Mentors volunteer their time and expertise to help students with career development goals.
Pancratz Mentor Eligibility
We are always looking to add good mentors to our program. The program is open to Nistler CoBPA alumni who will preferably have a minimum of three years in the workforce and also have:
- A positive attitude and willingness to lend guidance
- Enthusiasm for leadership within their field
- A passion for helping students succeed
- The ability to meet in-person or over the phone monthly with a mentee
Does this sound like you? Begin a conversation with a Pancratz Center staff member today to learn more about joining our Mentor Program.
Benefits of Becoming a Mentor
While the benefits to student mentees might be obvious, there are also many rewards to becoming a mentor, including:
- Development of leadership and management skills
- Gaining fresh perspective from future young professionals
- Ability to share the knowledge you've gained and lessons you've learned
- Increasing your company's profile with Nistler CoBPA students, faculty, and staff
- Staying connected to Nistler CoBPA
"I have gained more than I can explain from the mentor program. I have gained mentorship, confidence, advice, reassurance, and the experience of a lifetime. Being a part of the Pancratz mentor program has been one of the most beneficial opportunities with my time as a student at UND. Kathy and Brianna both do a wonderful job of facilitating the program and communicating about the expectations for students."
"Juan has helped me tremendously as I look to enter into public accounting. He assisted me in understanding how my coursework is applied in the real world. He gave me tips for applying and interviewing for an internship. I really appreciated his willingness to help answer questions I had about my courses and future. One tip that really stuck out to me was his emphasis on making a new connection at every event. This will really help me as I look to expand my professional network. I would encourage any student to use the resources at the Pancratz Center and join the mentor program. I know my experience has been extremely beneficial for my future and introduced me to a mentor for life."