March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016.
I am a TABSA student from Spain, and I am currently working to receive a dual degree from the Cameron School of Business at UNCW and my home university, Universidad de Valencia, in Marketing Strategy and International Business. Participating in the Cameron Executive Network (CEN) Program has been one of the best things I have done during my time at UNCW. My mentor has been extremely helpful in explaining the job search process in the US. She started by identifying my skills and capabilities as well as areas of improvement to better my position myself in the business world. She coached me in resume and cover letter writing as well as in internship search and interview skills. Due to her help I was able to get an internship in a tech company in Spain. We will continue to work this year to get an internship in the US.
"Julia Ormond impressed me from the moment I met her, and her level of motivation and drive hasn’t let up since I first met her at the Spring Mixer. We met last week and expressed her interest in getting an internship, and I was able to connect her with Mark Johnson Custom Homes. They were my first employers after graduation and it’s going to be a win-win-win situation for us all. MJCH will be able to meet their marketing goals, Julia will gain invaluable real-world experience, and through our mentorship, I will be helping to facilitate the entire thing. I couldn’t imagine a better arrangement for a mentor, mentee and employer.
March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
In the spring of 2002, Skip Jones and Dick Verrone, Cameron School of Business Executives in Residence and instructors, realized that CSB students were in need of professional council to better facilitate the transition from academia to the world of work. Having recently retired from long time business careers, Mr. Jones and Mr. Verrone recognized that Wilmington had a wealth of excellent professional resources in their own back yard. Many of their colleagues were newly retired business executives in the area and expressed an interest in giving back and staying connected. To capitalize this interest, the Cameron Executive Network (CEN) was formed. At first, the program was quite small. With only a few mentors involved, student participation was limited. However, over the last 14 years the network has grown in size to nearly 250 experienced business executives, both active and retired, and these executives mentor approximately 400 Cameron Business School Students.
March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.