Programming and Mentoring

About Programming and Mentoring

D'Amore-McKim School of Business students have the opportunity to foster their educational and personal development by taking advantage of various programs geared towards language fluency, peer mentoring and academic success.

Language Speaking Partners Program

The Language Speaking Partners program facilitates cultural competency and language fluency for Chinese and U.S. business students. The program groups business students who are from China with U.S. students who will be going abroad to China, and during the semester-long program the Language Speaking Partners meet at least twice a week to learn from each other. They practice Chinese and English language skills and teach each other about Chinese and U.S. culture. The goal of this program is for students to develop an equal partnership where everyone benefits in cross-cultural learning. The Language Speaking Partners program also holds large group events throughout each semester to encourage group conversations and diverse friendships.

For more information or questions about The Language Speaking Partners program, please contact either Lauren Parker at or Sara Stivers.

Global Leaders Mentor Program

In an effort to create a welcoming and supportive environment for new international and out-of-region students, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Global Leadership Program is designed to create a peer-to-peer connection between successful upperclassmen and new freshman students. Participating freshmen are assigned to an upperclassman mentor by the start of the fall semester at Northeastern. The program helps international and out-of-region students adjust to college academic performance requirements, life in a new area, and introduces them to the Northeastern community experience.

For more information or to become involved in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Global Leaders Mentor Program, please contact Maura McClafferty, Student Services Coordinator.

Business Allies

This program geared to foster positive and supportive relationships between academic advisors and business students. Advisors work closely with their students, providing assistance in such areas as time management, study skills and other tips in an effort to ensure students' academic success.

For more information or to become involved, please contact Caitlyn Eaton.

New World Scholars

The New World Scholars Program was launched in 2011 as a way to recognize top-performing students from each entering class, based on superior academic performance, extensive leadership experience, and a demonstrated interest in the global economy. The program strengthens these foundations by challenging admitted students to develop a new lens for understanding the most pressing issues of the modern business world. NWS students pursue this vision by participating in Oxbridge Dinners twice a semester, and by routinely meeting one-on-one with their individual corporate mentors. Those experiences are reinforced and amplified by two discovery trips, one each in year two and year four.

For more information, please contact either Dr. Allan Bird or Hannah Skahill.

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