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The Mentorship Program is a core component of the MSIS curriculum. The program connects students with IT leaders through a unique one-to-one professional relationship that can bridge the gap between academic concepts and real-world practices.

Students are able to gain perspective on various career paths and industries, expand their leadership strengths, and advance to the next level in professional development areas.

Mentor Highlights


Managing Director, Accenture Security

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Nikhil Sarnot

Christiane Helbig

Christiane HelbigSenior Principal, Accenture

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Christiane Helbig


EVP and CIO, Wireless Advocates and Car Toys

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Lisa Wernli

The program lets me see what is happening in the classroom and gives me access to future talent.
Vishwajeet UddanwadikerVP IT, Boeing

MSIS Mentors

MSIS gives thanks to all of our mentors who invest in the personal and professional success of our students. MSIS mentors have a direct impact on the career of our young professionals, and these relationships continue well beyond the academic year as students move into career roles.

We welcome the following new mentors to the 2024 academic year

Srinivasan Saravanamuthu

Managing Director, Accenture

Andy Peng

Senior Software Development Engineer, AWS

Karthik Bhaskar

Software Development Director, Oracle

Pari Sarnot

Director – Privacy Consulting, Grant Thornton

Sirena Merfalen

Engineering Manager, Boeing

Kelly Hoeft

Senior Consultant, Point B

Nghi Do

Technical Program Manager, Indeed

Patrick Gutierrez

Engineering Manager, AWS

Be a Mentor

Foster MSIS has an exceptional cohort of students who are ready to learn from your expertise. Students are high achievers, self-directed, and motivated. Work with early to mid-career students seeking technology and business leadership careers. Mentors provide students with career advice, help with business communication skills, networking opportunities, and professional development.
Are you ready to influence student success both in the classroom and beyond?
Apply to become a mentor