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Heath IBEP Mentorship Program

Heath IBEP is now in it’s fourth year of its’ mentorship program. This has been a key addition to the integrity of the program. Our student’s have had the opportunity to meet 1:1 with executives from a wide range of industries. Part of our success has been matching students based on their interests rather than just their majors. Students meet with their mentors on a monthly basis at a minimum and more often meet with them multiple times a month. They put together goals and development plans that they then discuss and map out with the help of their executive mentor.

To join us as a mentor, please submit your information HERE.

We wanted to highlight some student’s on what this program has meant to them:


Thomas Andersen (2022 Cohort):

“The Heath IBEP Mentorship program has given me the opportunity to gain real world insight into how to better promote myself and gain opportunities. My mentor has provided me many opportunities including attending meetings for the East Tennessee Economic Council where I was able to network with local business leaders and get early looks at major projects going on in the area. It has been invaluable to have an executive mentor to help guide me through the process of improving my resume and ultimately securing an internship for this summer.”

Brayden White (2022 Cohort):

“With aspirations to go far in the public accounting industry and later become a CFO of a publicly-traded company, the IBEP mentorship program has been an amazing opportunity to pick the brains of a partner of a company. Specifically, the ability to get experienced leadership advice on how to better manage people and help me focus my efforts on a more defined career plan has been invaluable in my college career. Furthermore, being able to network and gain experience talking to a business professional, has really improved my communication, networking, and interviewing skills. Lastly, my mentor has served as a great resource for additional advice on subjects including reading, technology, recruiting process, and the general accounting/finance community. I hope to continue my relationship with my mentor through the Master of Accountancy program at UTK and into my future career.”

We want to thank our Heath IBEP contributors for continuously supporting our program.

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