CBA/Pathways Mentorship Initiative

What is the CBA/Pathways Mentorship Initiative?

The CBA/Pathways Mentorship Initiative is sponsored by the College of Business Administration (CBA) and Pathways to Academic Student Success. It allows juniors and seniors within the College of Business Administration to mentor freshmen interested in business. These relationships will help prepare freshmen for the future courses they will take and  give them valuable connections. 

How do I become a mentee?

Contact Pathways at  to sign up! As a mentee, you will be provided weekly peer mentorship, referral services, networking opportunities with faculty/staff, and information about CBA specific internships, programs, professional organizations, and scholarships. 

How do I become a College Positive Mentor?

The College Positive Mentors selected will have the chance to further his/her/their leadership and professional development skills. In addition to receiving great training and developing your mentoring and leadership abilities, this position will afford individuals selected the opportunity to implement change in the lives of the students he/she/they will mentor. The time commitment for this position is about five hours per week. The position continues throughout the course of the semester. College Positive Mentors who excel will be invited to continue into future semesters. We are looking for junior/senior peer-mentors to lead groups of freshman students interested in CBA related careers.  Contact Pathways at for more information.

- Impact the life of fellow CMU students 
- Help others succeed by sharing your experience
- Present Pathways and
 CBA programs to CMU students, CMU faculty, CMU staff, and other stakeholders
- Represent Pathways and
 CBA positively
- Exhibit professional work habits

- Passionate about working with fellow students
- Passionate about diversity & Inclusion
- Possess a strong work ethic
- The ability to work as part of a team
- Current CMU student
- Critical thinking skills
- Public speaking skills

About Pathways

Pathways to Academic Student Success (Pathways) is a retention program at Central Michigan University. The program is funded by a six-year Select Student Support Services (4S) grant which is administered via Michigan’s Work Force Development Agency and the King-Chavez-Parks initiative.

About the College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration offers an innovative, high quality, business-connected learning environment to prepare students for a variety of careers in the ever-changing world of business. The college offers a quality education through the School of Accounting and the Departments of Business Information Systems, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Law, Management, and Marketing and Hospitality Services Administration.