Student club designed to retain, connect and provide meaningful opportunities to College of Business students who identify as black or of African descent.
Excerpt from article originally published in Nevada Today.
By Nicole Shearer
Molly Campau, director of recruiting and training at Reno-based ITS Logistics, was one of the mentors who connected with and supported one of the club’s students, Tianna Madden, a senior Information Systems major from Las Vegas, Nev.
“I met Tianna at another College of Business event, and she invited me to the Black Business Student Association’s Mentor Mingle event,” Campau said. “I learned the intention for this group of students is to connect with any and all business mentors in the community, and I appreciated the significance of the event. I was impressed by the turnout of employers who came to the meeting and would encourage other community employers to participate. It’s a necessary step in the right direction, and I hope it continues to increase diversity in the College and in the workplace.”
When asked about Madden, Campau did not hesitate in her response.
“Her vulnerability really struck me,” Campau said. “She approached me and asked if we could meet for coffee. When we met, I could tell she was nervous, but she asked me very thoughtful questions: ‘What is it like to be a woman in a professional world?’ ‘What hurdles did I overcome?’ as examples. I was really impressed with her initiative.”
After their initial coffee meeting, Campau and Madden met several more times. Campau even invited Madden to one of the divisions of ITS Logistics and gave her a tour of the organization. “I feel a connection to her, and I know she’s hungry to succeed in life. I want to be there for her and help her any way that I can.”