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Students

The MBA Mentoring Program is an exciting, innovative program in great demand by our students and is available to students entering their second year and Advanced Standing MBA students, both full- and part-time.

Interested students are required to formally apply to the program and provide a written statement describing program expectations and preferences in terms of mentorship, as well as career goals and personal aspirations. Applicants will be matched, to the best of the program's resources, with a suitable mentor.

An information session providing complete details on the program as well as the application process is offered each year.

The application process takes place in February.

Mentors

The MBA Mentoring Program recognizes leaders in industry and community who are exemplary role models.

Mentors help contribute to the development of the new generation of leaders of tomorrow. Their participation also provides them with the opportunity to network with their peers and leaders from various fields and industry.

Mentors help students maximize their potential by:

  • giving career advice;
  • offering insight about the work environment;
  • and exposing mentees to professional networks.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact catherine [dot] awad [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Catherine Awad) or by phone at 514-398-5623.

Commitment

Participants are required to be committed to the program and to their mentor or mentee. Below is a list of some of the program’s expectations.

  • Time: Participants must commit from May through May. Pairs are expected to set goals for the mentoring relationship that will be achieved together. Pairs should communicate at least once a month, face-to-face, over the phone or via e-mail.
  • Events: There are typically 3 to 4 formal events planned throughout the year. Attendance is a critical component to the success of the events and all participants are expected to attend at least 2 events per year. In order to accommodate everyone’s schedule, events are held at various times during the day.
  • Feedback and Continuous Improvement: Participants are asked to complete a brief questionnaire twice throughout the year to provide feedback regarding their mentoring relationship and on the program.
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