CBA Executive Mentor Program

Sponsored by A. Barry Hirschfeld, Class of '64

About the Program

An executive vice president for a major real estate firm. A partner in one of California’s largest accounting practices. A serial entrepreneur that has co-founded and sold a number of highly successful start-ups. A CEO of a large newspaper conglomerate whose connections extend far across the country.

These four examples and many other Cal Poly Pomona alumni are among the accomplished, successful professionals volunteering to mentor current CBA students. All have a common interest: they are committed to helping create leaders equipped to thrive within the complexities of business today. All it takes is a little time to develop a friendship that can have a lasting impact!
What is the Executive Mentor Program?

The Mentor Program is an academic year program (Fall 2016 through Spring 2017), designed to provide junior and senior level business students with an invaluable opportunity for personal and professional development through the support of a mentor. The objective of the program is to merge the experiences inside and outside of the classroom in order to help students make a more smooth transition from an academic environment to the world of work.

The Executive Mentor Program is made possible with the support of CBA distinguished alumnus A. Barry Hirschfeld.

The 2016-2017 Executive Mentor Program

Welcome, mentees for 2016-2017: Mark Cedeno, David Lee, Nelson Molina, Mara Moral, Thai Ngo, Esmeralda Pelayo, Jorge Perez, Daniel Rodriguez, Quetzalli Vasquez, Robin Willis and Nazareth Zezaghian.

2016-2017 Schedule

Date Time Event Location Attendees
9/27/2016 U-Hour (Noon-1:00 p.m.) Being a Mentee: The Do's & Don'ts 164-3047 Mentees
10/25/2016 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Etiquette Dinner Kellogg House Mentors/Mentees
2/7/2017 U-Hour (Noon-1:00 p.m.) The Art of Networking 164-3047 Mentees
2/22/2017 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Winter Dinner Kellogg West Mentors/Mentees
4/25/2017 U-Hour (Noon-1:00 p.m.) What's Next? 164-3047 Mentees
5/5/2017 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Spring Dinner Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch Mentors/Mentees

Why participate?

As a Mentee, you will be assigned a mentor who will provide you with additional guidance and support to help you:

  • Better define your career goals and options
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Build and strengthen your professional networks
  • Support your overall academic success

How do I get assigned a Mentor?

To find out how you can participate in this program, attend one of the scheduled orientations. You must complete an online application and attend one of the sessions listed below to participate in the program. 

Check Back for 2017-2018 Dates
For questions regarding the program prior to the orientation sessions, please contact Dr. Debbora Whitson, Program Director at dwhitson@cpp.edu or by phone at 909-869-2444.