Executive Scholars Program
Program Description: The Executive Scholars Program was created for the purpose of offering outstanding students from the Silberman College of Business a unique opportunity to improve skills needed to successfully make the transition from life as a student to life in the business world. It also enabled the student to understand the various disciplines and become better aware of the employment opportunies in their fields of interest.
A central feature of the Executive Scholars Program was the one-on-one mentoring relationship between an executive and each of the executive scholar students. The mentors spent time with their mentees at monthly breakfast sessions where a guest speaker provided information for discussions between mentor and student. The mentors had ongoing relationships with their mentored students throughout this nine-month program.
In 1989, now-retired SCB Associate Dean Dr. Richard N. Ottaway founded this undergraduate program. Lasting ten academic years, the Executive Scholars program provided an excellent opportunity for undergraduate participants to:
- Explore various jobs in the business world so that he/she could better match work possibilities with his/her aptitudes, interests and abilities.
- Improve his/her resume and develop interviewing and networking skills.
- Examine the link between academic knowledge and real business situations through discussions and career planning sessions.
To have been eligible, a student had to be a full-time junior or senior in the Silberman College of Business at the College at Florham with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Topics Discussed - 2005-2006:
- The Mentoring Relationship
- In Pursuit of Your Passion
- Resume Writing
- Networking and Personal Branding
- Interviewing Techniques
- Surviving Your First 6 Months on the Job
Bill Melick, 2005-06 CHRMS Graduate Assistant and Project Manager of the Executive Scholars program advising student.