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Student Networking & Engagement Programs

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 programs to advance students’ career opportunities and help them master the transition from university to career.

Download the SLC Programs brochure (PDF).

To learn more, contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu.


Local Business Shadowing Program (LBS)

Sponsored by the SLC, 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.

To learn more, students can contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu

Tallahassee area businesses interested in hosting a student, should contact Marissa Langston, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Community Engagement, at mlangston@business.fsu.edu.

 

Lunch with a Rotarian Program (LWR)

Sponsored by the SLC and 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.

To apply, fill out form below. To learn more, contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu.


Professional Mentorship Program (PMP)

Sponsored by the SLC, the Professional Mentorship Program connects juniors and seniors to successful College of Business alumni and friends currently in or retired from the student’s intended field. Students and mentors interact under this structured program for one semester, during which they communicate at least 30 minutes by phone or email once a week for a seven week period. Mentors provide encouragement and insight on career development, personal growth and challenges in the workplace. Applicants are interviewed prior to the pairing process in order to match them with the most compatible mentor. Please note there are a limited number of mentors, so not all applicants can be matched with a mentor.

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

Apply for the program by completing a survey and submitting your resume through SeminoleLink powered by Handshake.  Log into your account.  Go to the CAREER CENTER tab and choose SURVEYS.  After completing the program survey, upload your resume in the DOCUMENTS section located under your name.  The application period for Fall 2017 is August 28 through September 24.  Due to the volume of applications, you will only be notified if you are selected to participate in the program. 

To learn more, contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu.

Senior to Freshman Program (S2F)

Sponsored by the SLC, 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.

To learn more, contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu.

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.

To learn more, contact the council at cob-slc@business.fsu.edu.

Noles on Wall Street (NOWS)

Noles on Wall Street (NOWS) is run by students with Investment Banking internship experience in partnership with the Recent Alumni Board (RAB). 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 (WSP)

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.

To learn more about the WSP, contact Marissa Langston, Assistant Dean for Alumni & Community Engagement, at mlangston@business.fsu.edu

 

 






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