IGNITE at George Fox University

“Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.”
- Popularized by Benjamin Franklin

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  • Connect.

    IGNITE creates an opportunity for students to be paired with an industry advisor to develop critical skills and knowledge for professional success.

  • Engage.

    Industry advisors share their expertise in career-related topics, professional habits, networking skills, and more, providing students real-world insight they don’t get from a traditional class.

  • Go!

    Professional mentoring prepares students for their successful career launch.


IGNITE creates an opportunity for students to be matched with industry advisors to develop critical skills for successful career discovery. Industry advisors will provide insight into job choices, professional habits, networking skills, and more – all of which is something a student doesn’t get from a traditional class.


IGNITE was created to bridge talented students with talented professionals who are interested in learning more than what they know today.

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Trey Moen ('22)

Computer Science with Cyber Security

Because of my industry advisor, I have a better understanding of the workplace from the perspective of a computer scientist and how to best navigate it in that role. IGNITE connected me with a remarkable human being, one who I hope to be friends with for many years to come.

Watch video: IGNITE Program: College Career Prep | George Fox University

Student-Produced Video
Directed by Jace Kallvet | Written by Alyssa Deranina | Produced by Spencer Shadbolt | Executive Producer Dawn W. Ford | Production Assistants Daniel Delong and Edauntae Harris


Olivia Jacobsen ('24)


It has been so empowering to learn from such a strong woman who serves the Lord in the workplace. After just a short time, I know that I have someone who I can go to for advice and encouragement about any situation.


Industry Advisors partnering with IGNITE represent some of the world's most recognizable companies:

Business Advisors

Engineering Advisors

Are you interested in serving as an industry advisor?

Contact Us

Tamara Wytsma, Director of Outreach for the Industrial Enterprise

Laurie Kohler, Executive in Residence for the College of Business

Neal Ninteman, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering