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Bronco Network

The Bronco Network is a partnership between the Bronco Bench Foundation and the 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 then paired with mentors in their desired career or industry. The mentors help the student-athletes network, find internships, and develop 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 HomeStreet 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 Sweat Cosmetics / Fox  Co-Founder / 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

 

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. 

 

Mentor Name      Company Title  
Pat Alongi '79  Synopsys Strategic Account Manager  
Ted Bojorquez '89 HomeStreet Bank Senior Vice President, Regional Manager  
Tim Cabral '89, MBA '95 Veeva Systems Chief Financial Officer  
Evan Chang '16 CBRE Tenant Representation Advisor  
Steve Clinton '87, JD '97 Womble Carlyle Sandridge Partner  
Amy Cole MBA '02 Sr. Marketing Consultant / M&A Advisor BlueBird Strategies / ABI Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions  
John Colyar '05 Colliers Corporate Advisor  
Taylor Culver '07 Sterling Talent Solutions Associate Vice President, Data Strategy & Products  
Bryan Failing '01, JD '05 Cortex Law Group Patent Attorney  
Liana Felix '87 Moss Adams Partner  
Tom Glascott '89 Eckley Lombardi LLP Partner  
Ron Hallagan '79 Ernst & Young  Partner, Retired  
Alan Jones '98 Price Waterhouse Coopers Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions  
Brian Kerr '89 InfoBlox Controller  
Rick Martig '84 Nexenta Chief Financial Officer  
Megan Mix MBA '14 Wells Fargo Manager  
Toby O'Brien '93 Datadog Strategic Accounts Director  
Kaylie Pezzuto '08 Frank Rimerman Family Office Manager  
Angie Robbiano '80 Lockheed Martin Finance & Operations Manager  
Dan Soares  Morgan Stanley PWM Business Development Director  
Rob Sison '90 Tanium Vice President, Finance  
Kevin Walters '82, JD '94  Barnett & Associates  Tax Attorney   
Monica Weekes Accenture Managing Director   
Mentor Name Company Title
Dan Burke '89 First Tee  Executive Director 
Chad Cardinal The Aspire Group Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Service, Santa Clara University
Thea Copeland MBA '14 Buckles-Smith Electric Director of Marketing
Kelly Doherty Apperson, Inc. CEO/President
Barbara Jagger '72 Macy's Regional Director of Sales
Leslie Osborne '05 FOX Sports / Sweat Cosmetics  Analyst / CEO 
Rick Rafey  Thuuz VP of Product
Michael Theoharis '01 Stanford Director of Development
Joe Walsh '89 Detroit Pistons SVP, Human Resources
Mentor Name Company Title
Ted Bojorquez '89  HomeStreet Bank Regional Manager
Kevin Dowling '84 Habitat for Humanity  Major Gifts Officer
Erin Skiffer '05 Kaiser Permanente  Psychiactric Doctor
Michael Theoharis '01 Stanford Director of Development

 

Mentor Name Company Title
Carl Cabico '85 Crown Castle  District Manager
James Case '12 Air Treatment Corporation Sales Engineer
Bob Duyn '79, MS '86 Squared  VP Business Development 

Teresa Emmett '00 

Cirrus Logic Regional Sales Manager
Matt Hatzke '07 Silicon Valley Dental Care Dentist
Katie Le '14 Amazon Music Software Development Engineer II
Bob Olson Nova Partners, Inc. Vice President 
Jack Penner  Georgetown University School of Medicine Medical Student 
Marnie Rohde '86 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Physical Therapist

Teresa Emmett '00 

Cirrus Logic Regional Sales Manager
Bryne Willse '10 MDA US Space Systems LCC Senior Project Manager

Next Application Period

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are closed.


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