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Professional Development & Networking

For more information on these programs, please email engage@business.fsu.edu.

Student Leadership Council (SLC)

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is the liaison between the College of Business Board of Governors, the Recent Alumni Board, the Dean's Office, alumni and the student body. The council comprises exemplary business students from each department and its purpose is to advance the College of Business to preeminent status in alignment with the vision of the dean and the Board of Governors. The council sponsors several networking events and assists with professional development programs to advance students’ career opportunities and help them master the transition from university to career.

Local Business Shadowing Program

The Local Business Shadowing program links top students with business professionals in the Tallahassee area. The program gives students a chance to interact with business professionals in their working environment giving students insight into their chosen field and the opportunity to learn more about a career path or industry they may not have previously considered. Shadowing experience can be as short as one hour or up to one business day in length. Host companies set the date and length of the shadowing experience.

Lunch with a Rotarian Program

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tallahassee, this program is available to juniors, seniors and graduate students and provides networking opportunities with successful professionals in the students’ fields of interest, as well as for career exploration. Valuable opportunities have developed from program pairings in the past, including job and internship opportunities with local businesses. To be eligible to participate, resumes must be critiqued and approved by a faculty member or an FSU Career Center advisor before they are uploaded to the SLC database.

Professional Mentorship Program (PMP)

The Professional Mentorship Program connects sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to successful College of Business alumni and friends. Students and mentors interact under this structured program for one semester, during which they communicate at least 30 minutes a week for a seven-week period. Mentors provide encouragement and insight on career development, personal growth and challenges in the workplace. Applicants must attend an orientation session prior to the start of the program to participate. Please note there are a limited number of mentors, so not all applicants can be matched with a mentor.

Mentors represent such companies as Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, BB&T, General Motors, KPMG, JPMorgan Chase, IBM, Pfizer, Disney, Morgan Stanley, Uber, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, EY, SunTrust, CSX and PWC. 

Senior to Freshman Mentoring Program

This dynamic program links incoming business-intent freshmen with seniors knowledgeable about the College of Business. Throughout the semester, mentors and mentees communicate at least once a week for an hour by phone, email or in person. Seniors offer valuable guidance to freshmen in an effort to help the incoming student navigate through the College of Business and make the most out of his or her college career. Mentors represent all business areas within the college and are selected based on their qualifications. This program is offered in both the fall and spring semester and is highly recommended.

MBA Shadow Program

Pursing a master’s degree in business gives students a competitive edge in the job market, and by participating in the MBA Shadow Program, students get a first-hand look to learn what the MBA Program has to offer. Undergraduate students are matched with a current MBA student and get the opportunity to sit in on an actual MBA class giving them a unique inside look at the curriculum and teaching style of master’s level courses. MBA students also act as mentors answering questions about the program, admissions, assistantships, taking the GMAT and more.

Noles on Wall Street

Noles on Wall Street is run by alumni and students with Investment Banking internship experience in partnership. This mentorship and networking program helps place College of Business students in highly sought-after Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, Investment Management and Fortune 100 company internships and full-time positions. The program targets students in their Freshman and Sophomore years. These students have the academic time and availability to be hired for a summer internship, which can be converted into a full-time offer after completing a final year/semester of school.

The slated group of students meet on a weekly/bi-weekly basis covering the following:

  • Interview preparation
  • Networking tactics
  • Panel discussions with alumni in the industry
  • Position referrals and placement assistance

The application period is currently closed, but more information will be available on this page on how to apply for the next class of Noles on Wall Street. 

Wall Street Prep Program

Wall Street Prep conducts a financial and valuation modeling seminar at Florida State University each spring semester. Taught by former investment bankers with applied expertise in financial and valuation modeling methodologies, the seminar bridges the gap between academics and the real world to equip students with the practical financial skill set they need to excel during the recruiting process and on the job. Any student pursuing internships and/or full-time positions in investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, portfolio management, business development, capital markets and equity and credit research should attend this seminar.

Program includes:

  • Two days of live training
  • Extensive materials - comprehensive manuals and robust and reusable Excel model templates
  • 6-month access to Crash Course in Excel online module ($39 value)
  • 6-month post-seminar online access to Financial & DCF Modeling modules ($249 value) covered during the seminar
  • 6-month e-mail access to Support Team, comprised of former finance professionals, whom students can contact with follow-up questions

The cost of this seminar is $199. Every student who applies for this program will be considered for a scholarship to cover this fee. 

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