Having a good mentor can be extremely helpful for students looking for career advice, internships, job opportunities or just a good role model to help them navigate college and forge a successful career path. Being a mentor is a great way for alumni and friends of Paul College to help highly motivated and talented students eager to learn from real-world experience and grow as young professionals.
Paul College and UNH believe highly in mentors and have created a valuable network of alumni and business partners who are excited to connect with students. Here are the mentoring programs available to Paul College students.
The dean annually selects 12- 16 students* (evenly split between male and female) to serve as the Dean’s Ambassadors. This group of juniors and seniors serve as the dean’s student advisors and represent the college at most high-level alumni and business events, both on and off the campus. Dean's Ambassadors are mentored by members of the Dean's Advisory Board.
Financial Partners Program
Do you seek a way to connect with prestigious firms and professionals in the field of finance and receive realistic guidance and support? Are you a financial professional open to sharing your experiences with a bright upcoming student? The Financial Partners Program fosters meaningful linkages between Paul College’s rising finance talent and financial industry professionals. The two-year program begins in a student’s junior year and ends upon graduation.
All Paul College first-year students are part of the First-year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE). FIRE is an integrated, team-based, and game-like experience, guided by alumni and peer mentors, for first-year students to engage in developing habits and strategies for success. The Peter T. Paul College FIRE Initiative aims to build a community of engaged student learners who value academic excellence, intellectual, personal and professional development, inclusion and ethical conduct. Each student in the FIRE program is mentored by a fellow student peer advisor and alumni FIRE mentors.
Select students majoring in hospitality management are mentored by members of the Paul College International Hospitality Management Advisory Board.
The Mel Rines Student Angel Investment Fund (Rines Angel Fund) is a cross-disciplinary, undergraduate, student-managed angel investment fund. The Fund is a highly selective year-long four credit course in which students must successfully complete an arduous application and interview process to be accepted into the Fund as an associate. The fund allows students to learn angel and venture capital investment strategies through the first-hand experience of investing in start-up companies. An advisory group of entrepreneurs and private equity investors serve as mentors for the students and assist in due diligence, generating deal flow and provide contacts and sourcing for deals.
The Meaning of Entrepreneurship Honors Discovery Course
The Meaning of Entrepreneurship is an Honors Discovery Course that explores the idea and ideals of entrepreneurship, the creating of value through individual initiative, creativity and innovation. This course is intended to expose students to what is meant by entrepreneurship, what it means to be an entrepreneur, and what it means to be part of an entrepreneurial culture and society. An important and unique aspect of the course is that it includes an external network of entrepreneurs who are paired with individual students and work closely with them on several class projects. For students, the relationships with entrepreneurs can help them gain exposure to and insight on entrepreneurial practice and also lead to projects, internships and opportunities for jobs after graduation.
An exclusive online community for UNH, Wildcat Connections is the home for students and alumni to come together to ask questions, seek guidance, coach, inspire, and share professional success stories. Connections lead to opportunities, and this community is designed to facilitate this growth for the UNH network. This is a free resource for all UNH students and alumni, brought to you by the UNH Career and Professional Success team, in partnership with UNH Alumni Relations.
UNH Women in Business provides the opportunity to develop professional skills through a series of guest lecturers, leadership workshops, community service projects, and networking opportunities. The organization strives to empower and educate members regarding issues relevant to women in the business world. The Women in Business mentoring program pairs female business students with successful female alumni
Entrepreneurial Studies (Rines Mentoring plus Meaning of Entrepreneurship course mentors)
Are you a student interested in joining a mentoring program, or an alumnus or friend of the college who would like to be a mentor? Contact Kathy Maloney at or 603-862-2693.