Boise State’s College of Business and Economics Career Start MBA program has partnered with Boise Young Professionals (BYP), a program of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, to offer b|linked, a peer mentoring opportunity between students and BYP members. The program will kick off at the end of August with up to 40 mentors paired with 40 first-year MBA students.
The idea behind b|linked is to introduce students preparing to enter the workforce to BYP and the community by pairing them with other young professionals that have already paved the way.
“I’m really looking forward to giving back what I’ve been fortunate to learn over the past handful of years to new Boise State students about building relationships, volunteering, learning how to access our community, and the power of connections,” said Jimsi Kuborn, BYP Membership Chair and Marketing Director for the Boise Philharmonic.
“BYP is proud to develop this relationship with Boise State in this new and exciting program for the College of Business and Economics,” said Carrie Westergard, Community Relations Director for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
There will be an introduction to students and BYP volunteers on Aug. 28 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Micron Business and Economics Building on the Boise State campus.
Boise State’s Career Start MBA is a full-time day program for recent graduates looking to start their careers. Designed primarily for non-business majors, students need zero years of work experience, but are screened for high potential. The focus is on teamwork, business skills, project management, and real-world experience. Boise State also has a part-time MBA program for working professionals and an Executive MBA for seasoned executives.