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Randolph offering business mentorship program to students

A new Business and Economics Mentorship Program will match up current students with graduates who have found success in the business world.

“They’ll be paired up with a Randolph alum, based on the student’s area of interest,” said ATM Sayfuddin, an economics and business professor. “We were looking for things we could do to add value for our students.”

Sayfuddin brought the idea to Randolph after acting as a mentor for a program offered through London’s University of Greenwich, where he earned his MBA in international business.

Randolph’s program, which students can sign up for through Dec. 10, is a collaboration between the business and economics department and the Career Development Center (CDC).

CDC Director Maegan Crews Fallen is building an alumni database and will start reaching out to them as students sign up.

The benefits of mentorship are wide-ranging. Students can learn about different career paths and professional development opportunities, get advice on their resumes or CVs, stay up on industry trends, and transition smoothly from college to a career or graduate school.

“Access and connection to mentors, especially alumni of the College, is an important part of networking for students and proves to be beneficial to their career confidence,” Fallen said. “I look forward to seeing the relationships that form from this initiative.”

For more information, contact the Career Development Center at

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