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Ancell School Alumni Mentor Program

Ancell School Alumni Mentor Program

Success, in today’s economy, requires more than just academic performance. It also requires knowledge of the business environment and the ability to navigate within it. The purpose of the Ancell Mentor Program is to provide students with the knowledge they need to be successful, and the opportunity to network with experienced professionals in their chosen field. The Ancell Mentor Program is a career building tool. It is not a job placement program. 

The Ancell Mentor Program at a Glance

Mentor/Mentee partners will meet at least twice during the semester. Face to face meetings are encouraged but Skype, email and other ways to meet are acceptable. Mentor meetings are an opportunity to discuss many topics, including business issues, career paths, personal concerns, and professional experiences. Some Mentor activities might include providing an overview of the Mentor’s company, inviting students to the Mentor’s company, arranging meetings with company executives, etc. Mentors might also discuss their work history or what they feel they did that was important to their success.

Who Can Participate?

Ancell School of Business students who have 45 or more credits, and are in good standing are invited to participate. Graduate students are welcome too. We recommend this program for highly motivated students.

Mentor Involvement

If you are an Ancell School business graduate and would like to get involved in the growth and development of tomorrow's business leaders, contact Elise Silkowski at (203) 837-8567 or at for more information, or you can visit the link provided below and register today. You are expected to hold at least two meetings with your mentee during the course of the semester.

Click on the link below to register as a Mentor:

Mentor Registration Form

Student Involvement

Mentees are expected to attend at least two meetings per semester which you will schedule with your Mentor. Meetings can be electronic, by telephone or in-person. You will need to send a follow up email to after each meeting. Students will need to identify their own goals and objectives for the program and to behave in a professional and responsible manner. 

Click on the link below to register as a Mentee:

Student Registration Form

The more you put into the program, the more you will gain.

Ancell School of Business Mission Statement

The Ancell School of Business provides a high quality, affordable personalized learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students from Western Connecticut and the broader region. The Ancell School transforms students into graduates who are prepared to meet the needs of employers in our service region and the opportunities and challenges of the global economy. The Ancell School promotes faculty excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions and service to professional and business organizations.
- As adopted on November 22, 2013


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Ancell Mentor Program

Registration for Fall 2014 is ongoing!  Register today!


Contact Information

Elise Silkowski
Coordinator, Ancell Mentor Program
Learning Commons at Young Library

Westside Classroom Bldg. 4th Floor
Ancell School of Business
43 Lake Avenue, Ext.
Danbury, CT 06811


(203) 837-8567


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