As students looking to start their careers realize the value of getting sound advice, the number of student-mentor pairings in Canada is growing at a rapid rate. The growth and evolution of the Desautels mentorship program echoes that of many other schools’ programs. When the Desautels MBA mentorship started a decade ago, it was aimed at female students, but has since expanded to include all students and an online component.
What mentorship is not, however, is part of a long-game hiring process. Desautels’ Soutar Career Centre executive director Marie-José Beaudin says that “The aim is not placement,” but rather the development of networking skills that a student can use throughout their career.
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