Cal State Fullerton Mentoring Program

CSUF Entrepreneurship Consulting

Angeli Menta (second from left) mentored this team of awesome CSUF Entrepreneurship students who ended up winning a national competition for excellence in consulting.

Mentors are a pivotal component of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program. We have dozens of student teams every semester working on consulting projects for local businesses and on developing their own startups. It’s an amazing process that helps bring real life situations into the classroom for our students and the mentors serve as an invaluable bridge between the academic and the practical.

We are looking for a few more businesspeople to serve as mentors in our program to help our students develop the skill sets necessary to compete in the real world. You don’t need to have decades worth of experience or have started multiple paradigm changing companies. That would be cool but we’ve found that the ideal mentors are people who care about helping the students grow as people and as professionals.

For each of our classes we ask mentors to attend approximately ten times throughout the semester for about an hour each time. For mentors in classes with consulting projects, which is most of them and is noted below, there will probably be a couple onsite visits with the client as well. Overall, mentoring in our program requires a couple hours a week on average over the course of about thirteen weeks.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in our program please send us a message at csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu. I can answer any of your questions and get you in touch with the professors. And if you have any recommendations on people who would make a good mentor please let them know about us.

Below you will find the list of classes for which we still need mentors. All of them have student teams doing consulting projects for local businesses except for the first one listed, Business Administration 410, where teams are developing  business plans for their concepts.

Business Administration 410 – Starting and Managing a Professional Practice/Small Business
Professor: Jeff Longshaw
Time: Wednesday 4:00pm to 6:45pm

Management 461 – Entrepreneurial Management (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Wednesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Marketing 462 – Marketing for Entrepreneurs (Consulting)
Professor: Scott Sorrell
Time: Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Accounting 463 – Financial Controls for Entrepreneurs (first section) (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Monday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Accounting 463 – Financial Controls for Entrepreneurs (second section) (Consulting)
Professor: Tom Miller
Time: Tuesday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Management 464 – Entrepreneurial Leadership (first section) (Consulting)
Professor: Jack Mixner
Time: Monday 7:00pm to 9:45pm

Management 464 – Entrepreneurial Leadership (second section) (Consulting)
Professor: Atul Teckchandani
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm to 3:45pm

Can Your Company Benefit from a CSUF Consulting Team?

A CSUF Business Consulting Team can help your business in many ways, including:

  • Develop in-house talent
  • Retain valuable employees
  • Improve company culture
  • And much more…

Our teams of students work with a time-tested process that has been used to help over 3,100 clients. With the support and supervision of an experienced professor and mentor from the private sector our teams develop a custom scope of work including key deliverables and timelines.

For a quarter of a century our consulting program has won dozens of national awards for its excellence. And our clients have many great things to say about us, including this from Bernie Spear of Preston Scientific:

This was for and away the best experience we ever had with an outside consultant. The results were worth possibly 20 or 30 times the small fee we paid.

Interested in learning more about our stellar consulting program and what it can do for your business? Fill out this short form and we will be in touch to answer all of your questions and to discuss ways in which we can benefit your company.

We have assisted many companies over the years in many different industries. In fact, listen to what brother and sister team Tam & Linh Nguyen of Advance Beauty College had to say about their expectations and experiences participating in our program.

Each client engagement takes place during the course of a semester and our teams regularly spend more than 150 hours on a single project.

If you are interested in working with a CSUF Consulting Team please fill out the form below and we will be in touch ASAP to answer your questions and (hopefully!) get started on a Scope of Work for your project!

Job Opening: Case Management Assistant

Shanti Orange CountyAGENCY: SHANTI ORANGE COUNTY

JOB DESCRIPTION:  CASE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

REPORT TO: SHANTI CASE MANAGER

PART TIME POSITION      .75 FTE

Mission:

Shanti enhances the health and well-being of those affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic infectious diseases through prevention, education and life-saving supportive services; and strives for zero new infections in Orange County.

Position Summary:

The Case Management Assistant is responsible for maintaining eligibility and clinical assessment tracking, service coordination and advocacy services for HIV/AIDS clients through the Case Management Program. The Case Management Assistant works with the care team to assure timely entry of required data in the computer system, coordinate renewal deadlines and referrals to services while promoting the mission, goals and objectives of Shanti Orange County.

Functions:

  • Provide assistance, guidance and direction to clients while promoting wellness and self- sufficiency
  • Maintain eligibility screening system including reminder calls for renewals
  • Maintain data entry for new and continuing clients
  • Conduct client chart reviews and document file disposition
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with staff, partner agencies and clients
  • Maintain required documentation in order to generate accurate reports
  • Assist in coordination of client-centered educational forums, workshops and retreats
  • Participate on community committees and trainings as directed
  • Reports directly to the Case Manager and perform work related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Understand case management principles as related to HIV disease
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and establish rapport with diverse populations
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality and HIPAA requirements
  • Ability to work successfully with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

For more information about Shanti Orange County please visit our web-site at www.shantioc.org, Please email cover letter and resume to bruce.vancil@shantioc.org

Shanti Orange County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opening: Communications Manager

Shanti Orange CountyAGENCY: SHANTI ORANGE COUNTY

JOB DESCRIPTION: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Shanti Orange County is a non-profit agency located in South Orange County. Shanti’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of those affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases through prevention, education and life-saving supportive services; and strives for zero new infections in Orange County.

We are seeking a dynamic, articulate and creative person to evolve our small, traditional agency to expand our footprint both on and offline through education and thought leadership delivered in multiple channels and targeting consumers/clients, donors and volunteers, He/she must be an enthusiastic self-starter with an ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:         Reports to the Executive Director         FULL TIME POSITION

MARKETING AND STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION:

  • Develop a holistic digital content strategy for Shanti to drive awareness and engagement through education and thought leadership
  • Design, implement and manage ongoing social media strategy and approach to include the evolution of existing Facebook presence and entry into other social networks; Twitter, YouTube, Instagram,
  • Develop content in multiple formats to be distributed through various channels and targeted at different segments of consumers (clients, donors, volunteers and key influencers)
  • Evolve existing communication channels; online, email, direct mail,
  • Develop and implement an SEO audit and ongoing strategy to enhance Search presence and ensure that any social media and content marketing campaigns are aligned with the SEO strategy and objectives
  • Oversee the measurement and distribution of digital content and track online sentiment
  • Evolve the agency’s approach to digital thought leadership and blogger outreach and engagement
  • Overall website management and oversight Developing promotional materials and communication plans for fundraisers, events, education,

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in related field, 3-5 years marketing experience proven track record of delivering successful marketing campaigns both on and offline
  • A digital enthusiast who is heavily active on social media and is always up to speed on the latest social media developments and platforms
  • Proven track record in stakeholder management, with the maturity to influence, lead and take initiative
  • The ability to work and think on a strategic level to come up with ideas and solutions that will step-change the engagement and performance of this small agency
  • The ability to develop and nurture relationships with key staff, board members and community thought leaders to develop content and engagement campaigns
  • Experience in managing content creation, distribution and multi-channel management results –driven and highly motivated to evolve a small, traditional agency to significant growth through engagement

For more information about Shanti Orange County please visit our web-site at www.shantioc.org, Please e-mail resumes to sarah.kasman@shantioc.org

Shanti Orange County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CSUF Business Plan Competition Boot Camp

CSUF Business Plan CompetitionThe CSUF Business Plan Competition is back on for 2016!

If you are unfamiliar with the competition we are going to be hosting a Boot Camp (a.k.a. Information Session) to help you get up to speed. Here are the details:

Wednesday, January 20

1pm to 3pm

Mihaylo College SGMH 1108

This is the only Boot Camp that we will be hosting this year so make sure to drop on by!

At this event participants will learn about:

  • How does the CSUF Business Plan Competition work?
  • What kind of prizes are available to the top finishers?
  • How can I find team members to work with me on this competition?
    • Hint: Attending an event like this is a pretty good place to network with people who could end up being on your team for this competition
  • How do I develop a winning idea?
  • And some other really important stuff as well

Dr. Atul Teckchandani will be leading this session. He has years of experience teaching entrepreneurship, he has been a judge in this competition since its inception four years ago, and he has a very good grasp on what it takes to do well in this competition.

We hope that you are able to attend; no need to RSVP, just make sure to show up (we will be posting this event on Eventbrite and Facebook as well but we will not be checking tickets at the door for this event). We will provide attendees with some supplemental material that delves into the details regarding the competition.

If you have any questions please let us know or, better yet, ask them at the Boot Camp. Continue reading

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