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The CATalyst Mentoring Program is designed to create opportunities for current MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) students to connect with and learn from the experiences and challenges that recent graduates have faced in their professional endeavors. Through CATalyst you will have the chance to engage directly and candidly with alumni from a multitude of backgrounds and professional specializations.

CATalyst will feature a candid panel conversation in the fall with recent JJCBE alumni who will share their early career stories and answer your questions. Spring semester will feature various behind the scenes company tours. You can also explore a field of interest through job shadowing, informational interviews, and/or participating in one-on-one mentoring with an alumni who works in your profession of interest. Get involved and be the CATalyst for your future! 

Panel Conversations: 10/17/2017

This was a big hit last year! Hear directly from Alumni about their initial successes and challenges as a young professional. You get to be the catalyst in this open conversation: ask for real world advice, receive answers to the questions that matter to you, and get the inside scoop on your potential industry. Two different panel discussions (one with Finance/Accounting alumni, another with Marketing/Management alumni) are scheduled to take place on October 17th, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Click here to RSVP.

Informational Interviews or Job Shadowing 

Interested students can request the opportunity to meet in person with available graduates at their own office. You’ll spend time with your mentor learning about a typical workday in their life and what it takes to be successful in their business and industry. Date and time determined by mentor and mentee. Click here to get involved. 

One-on-One Mentoring

Learn from a professional about your career of interest.  Students can request to be matched with a mentor who will regularly meet with you throughout the semester and provide insight into your career interests and goals. Schedule determined by mentor and mentee. Click here to get involved.


*Are you a student who wants to participate in one of these programs? Click here to sign up.

*Are you an Alumni? Click here if you want to be a part of CATalyst.