Cameron Alumni Give Mentorship, Opportunities for Students

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With a robust alumni network, graduates from the University of St. Thomas—Cameron School of Business have come together on the CSB Alumni Board to share their expertise with current students.

Among the many opportunities members of the CSB Alumni Board have to engage with current students is the mentorship program. The program pairs students with alumni working in the field the student is considering, and allows mentors to provide advice, guidance and perspective on their career.

Another engagement opportunity is found in Case Competition Coaching, which allows alumni to give students feedback on their presentations, helping them succeed in future case competitions by providing advice on their delivery skills and focus.

“I grew the most that I have as an individual during my time at the University,” sais Zain Hussain ‘09, president of the CSB Alumni Board and a project manager at Shipcom Wireless. The Houston company, founded in 1997, specializes in “integrated supply chain execution software solutions, focusing on the automatic identification and data collection (AIDC), radio frequency identification (RFID), and enterprise mobility markets.”

“It was the people that I met and the friends that I made who had a huge impact on who I am today. The environment that has been cultivated helps me to see that there is something special here and I want to give back to the students that are very special here.”

Another program, which has been an invaluable part of UST for more than 30 years, is the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, which provides free tax preparation services to low-income individuals in the Houston community. VITA not only benefits individuals in the community, but provides business students the opportunity to gain experience in the accounting industry, learning directly how to help others navigate the complicated tax system.

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