Office of Student Mentoring

Cultivate. Grow. Flourish.


Administered by a board of directors and the ABM Undergraduate Programs Office, the Office of Student Mentoring (OSM) provides students with the resources, personalized plans and monitoring necessary to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.

The OSM offers internship and job resources, specialized skills workshops, research opportunities, job shadowing, networking events, career exploration, mingling events and a mentorship program. The office was established with generous support from Robert “Robbie” Fulford, a North Carolina entrepreneur and NC State alumnus who serves on the board of directors. The OSM board includes ABM alumni and agriculture industry professionals.

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The OSM organizes road trips every semester for ABM students. The tours expand students’ professional network and make connections for internships. The road trips allow students to visit business leaders and receive behind-the-scene tours of agribusinesses.  The tours often includes visits with Agricultural Business Management alumni at their businesses.

The bus leaves early in the morning and returns in the evening. There is no cost to participants. The trips give ABM majors an opportunity to get to know each other and faculty members in an informal setting.  Agribusiness leaders, government officials and CALS and NC State administrators often go along on the trips.

Down East

Students visited with various farms in Eastern NC and had the opportunity to speak and network with agribusiness owners and leaders in the community.


Students toured the agricultural side of the Biltmore as well as a fish hatchery and apple orchard, while networking with top Western NC agribusiness owners and leaders.


Throughout the year, the OSM organizes engaging events for students to network and hear from industry leaders. Examples of events held include a Farm Bill Speaker Series, professional networking event and an address from NC Commissioner Steve Troxler.

Professional Mentoring Center

The OSM has started a Professional Mentoring Program where students will be paired with an industry professional to further their networking skills, guide them as they move toward young professional life and help answer questions they might have about the agricultural industry.

Reach out to Lee Anne Hamke if interested.

Peer Mentoring Center

The objective of the Peer Mentoring Center is to provide you with another opportunity to seek help as you navigate and plan your academic and professional development.  The Peer Mentoring Center will help you to strategize on ways for you to add as much value to yourself during college as possible in preparation for the job market.  The Peer Mentoring Center will not replace academic advising.  It is an additional resource  open to all majors in Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Institute and baccalaureate.

Peer Mentoring Schedule:
Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Undergraduate Conference Room, Nelson 3313

Tutoring Center

The Tutorial Center is open to all majors in Agricultural Business Management, Agricultural Institute and baccalaureate.  Non-majors can also receive tutoring at no cost to them for ARE courses.  The Tutorial Center is open four hours per day, four days a week, Monday through Thursday.

Tutoring Schedule:
Monday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 – 10 a.m. & 2 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 5 p.m.
Thursday, 9 – 10 a.m. & 2 – 5 p.m.
3rd Floor Small Conference Room, Nelson Hall 3352

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Office of Student Mentoring are industry professionals that work with the ABM Undergraduate Programs Office to administer the OSM.

Board Members