Bret Strong appointed to advisory board of University of Colorado's Professional Mentorship Programby
Dec 18, 2012
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Making an impact on young business students, Bret L. Strong of The Strong Firm P.C. has been selected to join the Mentor Advisory Board for the Professional Mentorship Program at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business in Boulder, Colorado.
Strong is the founder and managing shareholder of the business law firm, The Strong Firm P.C., and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from South Texas College of Law.
Strong joins a group of nine business executives who serve as mentors in the program, as well as strategic advisors and program ambassadors in key regional markets.
Launched in 2009, the Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) partners current undergraduate and MBA students at the Leeds School with business professionals and corporate leaders, many who are former Leeds business students. By connecting them with professional mentors, PMP gives students a chance to seek additional guidance on matters such as choice of majors, the potential for graduate studies, work-life balance and effective networking and job search strategies.
PMP director Katie Connor said the initiative is a model for other schools looking to introduce formal mentoring programs. Participation in the PMP has increased almost tenfold – from 134 students and mentors in 2009 to more than 1,000 participants today. The goal is to ultimately provide every student in the Leeds School with a rich mentoring experience.
“There is really something special about a connection with another person, and that’s what this program is all about,” explained Connor. “When you think about it, people hire people. It’s not just what you know but also who you are and your ability to connect and relate with your boss, with diverse teams of colleagues, and with clients across the globe. The mentors in the program provide invaluable expertise, exposure, and inspiration to Leeds students as they see to become the next generation of strong business leaders.”
The Strong Firm P.C. is a business law firm based in The Woodlands specializing in all aspects of business law including commercial real estate transactions, corporate and partnership structuring and creation, borrowing, lending and financial structuring, commercial and oil and gas transactions, international business investment, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiations, wills, trusts and estates, and the handling of commercial disputes and collection matters.
“Mentoring young students is a very important endeavor to me, and I am delighted to serve on the advisory board of this prestigious Professional Mentorship Program as it is ranked third in the country. It is rewarding to share strategic advice and serve as an ambassador,” Strong said.
Founded in 2004 by Bret L. Strong, The Strong Firm P.C. serves individuals and businesses in The Woodlands, the Greater Houston area, and throughout the country and the world. For three consecutive years, The Strong Firm has been voted the “Best Attorney, Lawyer & Legal Services in The Woodlands” by registered users of Woodlands Online in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The firm is an active member of The South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber.
The Strong Firm is located in The Woodlands Waterway Plaza One building at 10003 Woodloch Forest Dr. in Suite 210, overlooking The Woodlands Waterway. For more information, please call (281) 367-1222 or visit the link below.