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WSU Data Analytics Mentorship program offers an opportunity for DA students to work with industry professionals.

Benefits of Mentorship

Mentees

• Insider perspective on your chosen career
• Introduction to different perspectives and experiences
• Identifying skill gaps before leaving school
• Increased knowledge of career success factors
• A support system amid the critical stages of your academic and career development

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Mentors

• Advances personal and professional development
• Builds leadership skills
• Gratification of helping the next generation develop their potential
• Access to recruitment opportunities
• Building your career network

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Mentorship Spotlight

Christopher Rose

My name is Christopher Rose. I recently joined IBM as a Cloud Platform Specialist here in the NW where I sell Cloud Services to help Enterprise Customers improve operational efficiency, gain competitive advantage, and delight their customers experiences in the digital town square. I started my career as an Account Executive at Allied Telesyn International selling Data Networking hardware for Local and Wide Area Networks into the State, Local and Education markets. I’ve always been curious how technology improves efficiency and fosters communications. I graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration and minors International Relations and Southeast Asian Studies. I was blessed to be an exchange student at Prince of Songkla University in Thailand and study a Semester abroad at the University of Bonn in Germany. Todd Hall on the WSU campus was a sanctuary for me during my time in Pullman. I spent most of my time in Todd Hall learning about Economics, International Business and Collaboration with others from across the Globe. I am passionate about giving back and I hope I have the chance to make an impact through this IBM and WSU mentorship program. 

Christopher Rose

What motivated you to start mentoring?

I’ve been blessed with having mentors in all aspects of my business life and personal life. Being connected to Mentors is crucial to success.

What advice you do you have for students planning to work in your field?

Digital Transformation for organizations is moving at lightning speed. In your education get a baseline of learning the fundamentals in analytics and how to collaborate effectively in teams with your colleagues.

What do you hope to get out of mentoring?

To learn from the next generation, keep my skills sharp, and help a fellow Coug achieve their dreams and goals!