By Laura Tecza,
Stillman News Writer
Recently, the Stillman School of Business kicked off its newest mentoring program in partnership with the Financial Women’s Association in New Jersey (FWA in NJ).
The FWA in NJ is a professional organization made up of women working in the financial world.
The organization’s focus is to strengthen women’s role in finance, as well as provide programs to develop young female leaders.
This is the first time that the FWA is partnering with Seton Hall to provide a mentoring program for students.
This program allows for a young woman to be paired with an experienced professional based on their common interests.
Following an interview, a select group of students was chosen to be paired with a mentor, each of whom is a member of the FWA.
On September 29, the mentors and mentees were given the opportunity to meet for the first time at the program’s kick-off event, held on-campus in the Jubilee Hall Library.
Dean Strawser welcomed and congratulated the mentors and mentees before a panel discussion began.
During the panel discussion, the mentors gave advice and shared their professional experiences with the other mentors and mentees.
Some of the main topics of conversation were work-life balance and setting career goals.
The event set the tone for a great year, encouraging having open communication amongst the mentor-mentee pairs.
This program is a great opportunity for the young women to learn from professionals in the field they are studying.
It will allow the mentors and mentees to engage in regular conversation, giving students the opportunity to learn and benefit from another woman who has had success in the business world.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, October 20th print edition.
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