Carson Coug Undergrads Building Social Capital (CUBS)
The CUBS program’s mission is to motivate, empower, and encourage WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business students through mentoring and social networking opportunities. Those students accepted into the program will meet one-on-one with business professionals from the area in to order receive valuable insights into their profession as well as guidance on how to develop and execute a career plan. Students will be challenged to be positive decision makers and ultimately help facilitate the process that will shape them into effective and responsible professionals in the community and beyond.
Local business professionals with at least 3 years of working experience are invited to join the CUBS Program mentor pool.
Director, Economic Development Office
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The transition from a lifetime of schooling to a lifetime of work isn’t easy. Spending time with a personal mentor allows students to receive valuable advice about what to expect in the workplace, how to prepare academically for a new career, and how their education will apply in the “real world.” Plus, mentoring gets students started on building a network of business connections that is so essential for developing a successful career. – Gary Spanner
CUBS is a mentoring program that helps Tri-Cities Carson College of Business undergraduate students develop into responsible business professionals. Students can benefit from one-on-one interactions with experienced professionals from the community that can share their knowledge and insights. Students will be matched with their own mentor drawn from a pool of local business professionals and leaders ready and willing to assist you with developing career goals.
Benefits for Students
Gain professional perspectives on practical applications of course concepts.
Identify long-term professional development needs that support career goals.
Increase social capital through networking with professionals.
CUBS mentors have the opportunity to positively influence the professional development of Tri-Cities Carson College of Business undergrad students. CUBS mentors can engage and challenge motivated Tri-Cities Carson College of Business students and help with their development into effective and responsible business professionals.
Benefits for Mentors
Share real-world insights to assist students in applying course concepts.
Contribute to the professional development of an emerging workforce.