Mentoring Programs

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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.



Our Current Programs

The goal of our employer ambassador program is to engage students in professional development while supporting CaPS programming. Students in this program engage with employers, alumni and Paul faculty and staff.   It is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Ideal students have a: 

  • Desire to network and engage with employers, students, alumni 
  • Willingness to volunteer at events such as Paul Networking night, Career Fairs, Mock Interview nights 
  • Interest in connecting with employers in an Ambassador role  
  • Good standing with UNH and Paul College  
  • GPA 3.0 or higher  
  • Has used career services in Paul which allows for an understanding of what is offered via either one on one appointments or events.  

Time Commitment: Volunteer at a minimum of four events as they arise during the semester and meet once a month for check-in and training.

How to apply: 

  1. Submit Resume- it is suggested you attend a walk in and have your resume reviewed.  
  1. Essay: 
  • Why I would like to be a Paul Career Ambassador 
  • What my own career goals are- or if I am not sure how I hope this program may assist me in figuring them out 
  1. You will be contacted for an interview with Kimberly Clark and Leslie Smith  upon receipt of application.  

The next round of applicants will be open to apply in Spring 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. At that time, applications should be sent to

The Rutman/Och Advancing Women’s Leadership Initiative was created to educate high-performing young leaders who are committed to advancing women’s leadership in business and economics.  The program begins sophomore year, and eligible first-year students of all genders are invited to apply. Participants receive guidance, advice, and access to professional networks from alumni and industry leaders, as well as upperclass Rutman fellows

Learn more about RutmaN Fellows 

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

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The Paul Scholars Program was funded by gifts from Peter T. Paul '67 and the estate of Bernard Grochmal '64 to support and recognize the most academically promising students who want to major in Business, Economics or Hospitality Management. When you apply to major in academic programs at Paul College, you are automatically considered for the Paul Scholars Program and notified at the time of admission.  Scholars in their sophomore year are assigned personal alumni and peer mentors.

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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. 

Learn more about FIRE 

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.

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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.

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Select students majoring in hospitality management are mentored by members of the Paul College International Hospitality Management Advisory Board. 

Learn more about Hospitality Management

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.

Learn More About The Rines Angel Fund 

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. 

Learn More About The Meaning of Entrepreneurship

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

Learn more about Women in Business

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 Kim Clark, Director of Paul College Career and Professional Success at or stop by Room 104 in Paul College.