Bring in a Professional Mentor

Washtenaw Community College: Student Resource Center Presents

Professionals in the Classroom Day
April 1-2, 2020

Professionals obtain the opportunity to become professors for the day. Professionals are given the opportunity to discuss their education and career paths, profile their companies and outline industry issues such as: production, soft skills, real life topics, policy and career building skills. The Corporate visitors provide a real – world viewpoint for both students and faculty.

Examples pros:

  • Marketing and Talent Coordinator
  • Founder and Business Owner
  • Field Engineer
  • CEOs
  • Internal Audit Manager
  • Directors
  • Resource Specialist
  • IT Project Manager
  • Event Planners
  • Deans
  • Technical Administrators
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Systems Analyst
  • International Business
  • And many more…

Example companies:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • Affinia Group
  • Small Business
  • University of Michigan
  • WCC
  • Verizon
  • Non Profits
  • Kaufman Financial Group
  • Ann Arbor Spark
  • And many more…

What are the benefits?

  • Your students get to hear from a professional in the industry about 3 topics of faculty’s choice
  • Your students will also have the ability to sign up for an experience (such as job shadowing, tours of company, or other mentor experience choices during early spring.
  • Your student will have a mentor that they can connect, ask questions and network with for ongoing reinforcement and questions

To get additional support please contact: Program Coordinator Leslie Neal: 734-973-3653 (office)


"Thank you for organizing the Mentoring for Success event. It was truly a great opportunity to meet and connect with seasoned professionals that happily share their experiences and insight in their jobs.” "The things that I've got from the Mentoring for Success Event and the activities with the mentors are truly priceless, they're definitely things that I cannot gain from a classroom.”
Ahnas, Student

"I wrote about the Mentoring for Success event this past May for the Washtenaw Voice and also attended the event. While there, I met someone from Michigan Radio. I just wanted to share that as a result of going to the event not only did I meet a mentor who has been a wealth of knowledge, but this afternoon I also accepted a fall journalism internship with Michigan Radio which was offered to me on-spot at my interview. I know that this wouldn't have been possible if I had decided not to come to the mentoring event. So, thank you."
Paulette, Student