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OLLI mentors have generally been invited to work with advanced or graduate student teams and may work from 2 to 10 hours a week over a semester. 

  • BUSINESS:   OLLI mentors work with student teams who identify and recommend improvements to local small businesses (the businesses pay the University a consulting fee for the students’ work).   One OLLI mentor worked with his team of students on their presentation for 5 hours on the Sunday before the team gave the presentation.  The presentation went very well - the business owner accepted all the recommendations and asked if any of the students were interested in a part-time job.

  • ENGINEERING:  Over the course of a year, a student team with guidance from an OLLI mentor, developed a computer engineering product.

  • BUSINESS:  Other OLLI mentors helped students develop a business plan and start a small business based on that plan.