Fifth Annual Mentorship Day Scheduled for Oct. 21


SFU graduates from various Shields School of Business majors who are now working and succeeding in assorted careers will return to SFU on Oct. 21 for the University’s fifth annual Mentorship Day.

Mentorship Day affords current students an opportunity to gain valuable information and receive guidance from alumni who sat in the same seats that they are sitting in now.

“It is exciting to see current students networking with alumni and receiving guidance and advice about what to expect in their own careers, and how to make good decisions about their futures,” said Communications and Criminal Justice Department Chair Kelly Rhodes.

The networking opportunities that the event provides for students often opens doors for them as they take their first steps into the business world.

“I’ve been going to Mentorship Day for the past few years and, each year, I have met someone new,” said graduate student Kerry Galloway.

“Some of the people that I have met at Mentorship Day in the past I will be in contact with about job opportunities.”

As in years past, next month’s event will include more than 10 sessions on different disciplines and subjects.

“Currently the Communications panel is still being assembled, but so far we have Nicolette Belasco, Digital Marketing Coordinator at the McLanahan Corporation in Hollidaysburg; Marina Misitano, Digital Marketing Associate at Leybold in Pittsburgh; and Bob Gillespie, Director of Instruction at Top Golf in Pittsburgh,” said Rhodes.

The primary goal of Mentorship Day is for current Saint Francis students to build relationships with SFU grads – relationships that could pay off after graduation.

“All of our students should plan to attend as many sessions as possible and take the time to talk with alumni on Oct. 21,” said Rhodes.