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  • Program Introduction Dinner with Pairings: 10/30/2014 and 11/14/2014 both 4:00 to 5:30pm
  • Mid-Year Meeting and Feedback Session: 01/30/2015
  • Celebration Event: 5/15/2015


  • Benefits of a Mentor Program
  • Key Features
  • Expected Mentee Outcomes
Benefits of a Mentor Program
  • Mentees build self esteem and become confident in their ability to deal with business professionals.
  • Enhance the learning experience through interaction with the world outside of the College of Business.
  • Mentees gain experience in career networking.
  • Mentors gain personal satisfaction from helping others discover their potential and work towards goals.
  • Mentors enhance their leadership, coaching and feedback skills.
  • Mentors gain exposure to new perspectives from their mentees.
Key Features
  • Strong focus on participation of professionals and students from underrepresented groups.
  • Ties to professional student organizations in the student's area of career interest.
  • Support from the Ahuja Business Minority Society.
  • Representation from Monte Ahuja College of Business alumni participating in the program.
  • Shadowing Career Day – take your mentee to work for a full or half day.
Expected Mentee Outcomes from Program
  • Provided support with major decisions concerning degree plan and career goals.
  • Prepared for professional business society.
  • Encouraged to seek help when needed concerning academic work.
  • Helped develop a professional networking group.
  • Increased visibility and connections to minority professionals within a career path.

WHAT MENTORING IS ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅

  • An opportunity for personal growth and enhancement through the sharing of resources, values, skills, attitudes, perspectives and experiences.
  • A way for business professionals to contribute to the development of the future workforce.
  • A relationship in which the mentor can enhance his or her own skills and knowledge by taking part in the mentee′s personal and professional development.
  • A relationship in which the mentee owns the process by initiating and driving the scheduling of meetings, agendas, development plans and goals which the mentor supports.
  • A partnership built upon a foundation of trust, respect and professionalism which creates opportunities to openly share ideas, concepts, opinions, techniques and knowledge.


  • A substitute or replacement for classroom instruction and college advisement services.
  • A training program – a mentor can only offer experiences to assist their mentee in finding solutions to problems, questions to answers and opportunities for growth.
  • A recruiting opportunity or an path to employment – mentees should not solicit an interview or job.
  • A social outing – remember that this is a business commitment to be taken seriously.

What to expect – Things to keep in mind

  • The outcome of this program is dependent upon the time and effort that the mentor/mentee pair put into it.
  • Creating and maintaining a successful professional relationship takes time.
  • Mentees should be mindful to use proper spelling and grammar in e-mails and avoid using slang or inappropriate language.
  • What happens when it′s over?
    • The continuation of the mentor/mentee relationship after the end of the program is up to the mentor.
    • It is possible that the mentor may be taking on a new mentee in the next academic year.
    • Discussing the future of the relationship is something that the mentor/mentee pair will need to do prior to the Celebration Event in May 2015

What′s next

  • Complete the Mentor/Mentee Acknowledgement Form
  • Schedule additional orientation if necessary
  • Mentor and Mentee Pairings will be released via email on October 15,2014
  • Attend Meet & Greet Mentorhip Program Kick–off Dinner Thursday, October 30, from 4:00pm - 5:30PM or Friday, November 14, 2014 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Schedule your first meeting with your Mentor/Mentee
  • Mentors and Mentees: keep a log of all contact: date/time spent/method
  • Mentees keep a journal of the mentoring process

Click the hyperlink below after reviewing the online orientation to submit the Mentorship Program Acknowledgement form:

Mentor Mentee


For More Information

Anna Gibson, BBA
Student Engagement Advisor
Undergraduate Programs
Monte Ahuja College of Business
1860 East 18th Street- Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
Telephone:(216) 687-6935

Anne Nelson, M.Ed.
Assistant Director
Undergraduate Programs & Academic Advising
Monte Ahuja College of Business
1860 East 18th Street- Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219