As an undergraduate or graduate business student at Seattle Pacific, you can choose mentors from companies such as Nordstrom, Moss Adams, Boeing, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Getty Images, King 5 Television, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Amazon.com, and many more. If you're interested in a mentor who isn't on our list, we will actively solicit one for you.
Beyond mentorships, partners often serve on our Executive Advisory Board, helping to shape practical programs, policies, and events that benefit our students, their employers, and the business community. On the Entrepreneurial Studies Council, partners work directly with students interested in entrepreneurial activities. They advise student teams eager to compete in SPU's yearly Social Venture Plan Competition. Or they simply meet with a small group of students for an informal chat over breakfast or lunch.
On yet another level, partners help connect our professors with local businesses for faculty development, consulting opportunities, and externships. They present guest lectures and class presentations, or serve as a guest case expert when a class discusses their specialty. They participate in business/faith integration seminars. They even teach courses as adjunct professors.
As a partner or a student, you'll find that much of the School of Business and Economics' unique flavor derives from the close involvement of Seattle's vibrant business community.