“The world needs a university that graduates men and women who are not only capable and knowledgeable, but who accept their responsibility to serve others – especially those in greatest need.” – Fr. John Jenkins, CSC.
In the Business Honors Program, we believe that the only real way to grow the good in business is to constantly grow the good in ourselves. What does this mean? Whether we like it or not, we bring our whole selves to work every day: not just the technical skills or knowledge we acquire in finance and accounting courses, but also the kind of person that we are: our character, our virtues, and our capacity to make prudent choices... or our lack thereof. How many of us know those who, despite great talent and capacity, nevertheless lack the personal qualities needed to work effectively with others? Or those who, instead of using their knowledge and skills to serve others, are blinded by self-centered ambitions? We know that such people not only fall short in crucial ways, but often fail in business as well. And if they do succeed in business, it is often at the expense of their marriage, their parenting, and other aspects of their lives...
When it comes to success – both in business and in life – character matters. And all of us need assistance from others to acquire self-awareness about our character. Mentors in the Business Honors Program are tasked with the special mission of positively challenging each student as an individual to make the most of his or her unique talents; to form career goals within the wider context of life goals that include relationships with others; and to think critically about themselves in order to uncover opportunities for personal growth. Mentorship is a foundational element of the BHP in line with the mission of preparing students to be advocates and exemplars of an understanding of business as an honorable enterprise that contributes to the integral development of society, serving the common good of all. It is our sincere hope that, through mentoring in the BHP, students will in turn become trusted advisors and mentors themselves, both in their own careers and personal lives.
All Honors Program students are required to attend two mentoring sessions per semester. Sign up for your mentoring session below!