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Bronco Network

The Bronco Network is a partnership between the Bronco Bench Foundation and Santa Clara University Athletic Department. The program was developed to help educate student athletes on career choices and provide access to companies and individuals within our Bronco Network. 
 
The Bronco Network is a select group of student athletes who are paired with mentors in their desired career or industry. The mentors will help the student athletes with networking, internships, and obtaining skills that optimize their employment opportunities post graduation. 
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    Bronco Bench Trustee Takes Lead on Student-Athlete Mentorship Program

    Ted Bojorquez '89

    Ted, a member of the Bronco Bench Foundation Board of Trustees, was inspired by the student-athletes talent and interest in connecting with Broncos outside their direct network. He formulated a plan to get his Bronco network to connect with current Broncos to help them pursue their career passions.

    Ted Bojorquez is a Senior Vice President and Manager of City National Bank’s commercial banking services team in San Jose. Mr. Bojorquez earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Santa Clara University, and currently is on the Board of Trustees for Santa Clara University’s Bronco Bench. He is an activity member of Almaden Valley community where he coaches youth basketball, baseball and softball.

Mentor Name Company Title
Joe Allanson '85 Sales Force Controller
Lindsey Bacolini '06 Presidio Benefits Account Executive
Bernard Baker '89, MS '97 Apple Project Manager
Ted Bojorquez '89 City National Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Manager
Roxanne Brady '89 Connor Group

Director

Dan Burke '89 First Tee Executive Director
Carl Cabico '85 Crown Castle District Manager
Tim Cabral '89, MBA '95 Veeva Systems Chief Financial Officer
Robert Callahan  US Army Physician
James Case '12 Air Treatment Corporation Inside Sales Engineer
Steve Clinton Womble Carlyle Sandridge Partner
John Colyar '05 Colliers Corporate Advisor
Sydney Ereno '02 Sereno Group Agent
Bryan Failing '01, JD '05 Cortex Law Group Patent Attorney
Liana Felix '87 Moss Adams Partner
Tom Glascott '89 Eckley Lombardi LLP Partner
Matt Hatzke '07 Silicon Valley Dental Care Dentist
Barbara Jagger '72 Macy's Regional Director of Sales
Alan Jones '98 Price Waterhouse Coopers Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Brian Kerr '89 InfoBlox Controller
Rick Martig '84 Nexenta Chief Financial Officer
Megan Mix Wells Fargo Manager
John Moriarty RW Baird Managing Partner
Kevin Moul '05 Colliers International Corporate Advisor
Mike Nuti '89 Network Equipment Technology Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Bob Olson '89 Nova Partners Vice President
Leslie Osborne '05

Santa Clara University

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Assistant Athletic Director

Studio Commentator

Jack Penner '13 Georgetown University Medical Student
Kaylie Pezzuto '08 Frank Rimerman Family Office Manager
Angie Robbiano '80 Lockheed Martin Finance & Operations Manager
Marnie Rohde '86 Kaiser Permanente Therapist
Rob Sison '90 Tanium Vice President, Finance
Erin Skiffer '05 Kaiser Permanente Psychiactric Doctor
Daniel Soares '07 Morgan Stanley AVP Private Wealth
Michael Theoharis '01 Stanford Director of Development
Floyd Tucker '04 Cisco Systems Regional Sales Manager
Joe Walsh '89 Detroit Pistons Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Monica Weekes '82 Accenture Managing Director
Bryn Willse '06, '10 Space Systems Loral Program Manager

 

Student-Athlete Name Sport Major Expected Grad Year
Blair Akerland  W. Water Polo Management 2017
Valdemar Anderson M. Soccer Economics 2018
Alexander Barden Baseball Finance 2018
Joseph Becht Baseball Economics 2018
Joey Berriatua M. Cross Country Economics 2017
Taylor Berry W. Basketball Marketing 2017
Taylor Bojorquez Softball Finance 2017
Katie Bond W. Crew Biology 2016
Evan Chang M. Water Polo Finance 2016
Keri Clifford W. Water Polo Psychology 2017
Chelby Cooke W. Tennis   2016
Kyle Cortopassi Baseball Finance 2016
Ian Crutchlow M. Crew Finance 2017
Amanda Delfino Softball  Communication & Spanish 2017
Madison Dutra Volleyball Finance 2017
Zeina El Tawil W. Tennis Business (Undeclared) 2018
Nabila Franco W. Tennis Civil Engineering 2017
Nicholas Gagliardi Baseball Mechanical Engineering 2017
Justine Garner Softball Environmental Studies 2018
Taylor Gentzkow W. Golf Business (Undeclared) 2018
Matt Godar M. Water Polo Biology 2016
William Grant M. Water Polo Biology 2016
Pasha Hashemi M. Soccer Marketing 2017
Michael Hultquist M. Golf Finance 2017
Sean Jackson M. Crew Finance 2017
Tyler Kertson M. Golf Finance 2017
Courtney Kim M. Crew Public Health 2018
Nate Kratch M. Basketball   2016
Maxwell Kuhns Baseball Finance 2017
Karen Mac W. Cross Country Biology 2018
Reilley May M. Water Polo Business (Undeclared) 2018
Graham McClone M. Water Polo Mechanical Engineering 2017
Nicholas Medeiros Baseball Finance 2016
Tyler Meditz Baseball Finance 2017
Grayson Murphy  W. Cross Country Civil Engineering 2018
Ashley Noda W. Golf Marketing 2016
Max Ornstil M. Soccer Finance 2016
Britney Peters W. Water Polo Economics 2017
Francesca Puccinelli W. Water Polo Political Science 2017
Cooper Roach M. Cross Country Finance 2018
Dani Rottman Volleyball   2016
Delphine Rouvillois W. Tennis Finance 2016
Jiana Serpa W. Crew Accounting 2018
Mary Shepherd Volleyball Communication & Retail Studies 2017
Erin Sheridan W. Water Polo    
Danielle Silva W. Tennis Political Science 2017
Jacob Steffens Baseball   2016
Kristin Tramanh Le W. Golf Accounting 2018
Molly Walker W. Crew Marketing 2016
Hannah Wood W. Cross Country Economics 2018

 

I'm a Freshman, can I still be in the program?

We love that as a freshman, you want to be involved in Bronco Network. However we do not accept freshman into the program. We do suggest you utilize the Career Center and everything they offer (linked in, resume building and Bronco Connect workshops).

 

I haven't decided on a major, can I still apply? 

Absolutely. 

 

Do I need a resume to apply? 

Yes, you do. This is your first opportunity to capture our attention and showcase yourself. Utilize the resources at the Career Center if you need help.

 

Will this help me get a job after graduation?  

That is the plan. If you are part of Bronco Network and doing everything that the Career Center offers, it will help your chances in finding a job post graduation. 

 

I am a member of the Bronco Leadership Program, is this the same thing? 

No, this is a separate program. Bronco Leadership works with all of the leaders and captains from all of our athletic programs. Bronco Leadership develops, inspires and supports our student-athletes to become successful leaders in athletics and in life.

 

I have applied, when do I find out if I was chosen for the program?

You will find out within a month of when the applications are submitted if you were accepted, and if so, your assigned mentor. 

 

Do I get to pick my mentor?

No. The Bronco Network does it's best to match with a mentor that works in your field of interest. It's very important to know what industries you are interested in so we can align you with the appropriate mentor. You will also have access to all the mentors in Bronco Network as you progress through the program.

 

What is the time commitment during the school year?

That depends on how much you want to utilize and work with your mentor. We do offer a few events throughout the year, guest speakers, informational interviews, and a dinner at the end of the year to celebrate.

 

I am not a varsity student-athlete, can I be in the program? 

Unfortunately, no. Bronco Network is specifically for student-athletes that participate in an intercollegiate program (not club or intramural). We would encourage you to reach out to the Career Center for advice. 

 

Next Application Period

Opens October 2016. Program runs annually, October through May.

  • Leslie Osborne

    ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS & STUDENT-ATHLETE LEADERSHIP

    Leslie Osborne

    Interested in being a Mentor?

    losborne@scu.edu

    408-554-3194

Sample Application