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OKCNM 2016

Student-to-Professional Mentoring Experience - STPMX

Program Description

With the Student-to-Professional Mentoring Experience, the Honors College partners with established alumni, corporate professionals, and industry leaders who host junior and senior undergraduates at special events tailored to support specific career paths.  Up to twenty participants are exposed to networking opportunities, they learn best practices for securing internships, and they receive advice for job interviews as they prepare for the professional world.

This program is open to all majors.

Student Feedback

First, and I mean this with no exaggeration, the BancFirst STPMX event was the best networking event I have ever attended. I’ve participated in networking events as near as campus corner and as far away as Amsterdam.”  - Daniel Rennix, Honors Petroleum Engineering, B.S., Energy, MBA

“I got so much out of the Student-to-Professional Mentoring Experience not only in networking, but also in emotional support and reassurance from people who have been in my place. Dr. Chambers, Coralee and Dr. Porter put things in to perspective for me as I prepare to take the MCAT.” Sophie Richardson, Honors Chemical Biosciences and Arabic major.

Partnering Professionals and Mentors

The Honors College is fortunate to partner with the following professionals who share their time, talent, experience, and expertise in the Student-to-Professional Mentoring Experience.

  • President John Slay and associates, BancFirst
  • Cynda Ottaway, Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors at Law
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Trustees
  • Dr. Susan Chambers, Dr. Kyle Toal and Coralee Toal, OKC Physicians and Healthcare Providers
  • Steve Barghols, Leslie Batchelor, Sarah Hall, John Kenney, Cynda Ottaway and Ralph Thompson, OKC Lawyers and Judges
  • Senior Vice President and Provost Jason Sanders, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
  • Blair Humphreys, Wheeler District, The Humphreys Company

Parntering Professional and Mentor Feedback

“I am so impressed with the OU Honors College and am privileged to serve on its board. Being able to go one step further in offering mentoring to the college’s best and brightest premed minds is a win-win. The students are all so professional, interact with all of the medically related mentors we gather for them, and seem to truly appreciate it all. We all have followed up with students after the dinner, helped them with med  school applications and encouraged them along their way once in school. It is a fun and important night for all of us!" – Dr. Susan Chambers, Co-Founder Lakeside Women’s Hospital

More Information

For more information about the Student-to-Professional Mentoring Experience and how you and your organization can become a partnering professional and mentor, please contact Tanya Miller Eager at (405) 325-5292 or