High Demand for School’s Long-Running Mentor Program – Community Invited to Participate
September 26, 2013
|Pictured: Jorge Ruiz (right), managing director, business development & digital banking head for Latin America at Citibank, and MBA student Eileen Wende|
More than 140 mentors and students came together for an orientation in September to kick off the School’s 2013 Mentor Program. The program pairs South Florida business professionals with junior, senior, and graduate business students throughout the academic year. Through personal interaction with experienced business professionals, students gain an understanding of corporate culture, career directions, and networking. Mentors also help students prepare for careers and transition from the classroom to the workplace.
At the Mentor Program orientation, the students met their mentors for the first time, enjoyed dinner together, and made plans to meet throughout the academic year. The program strives to match student applicants with a corporate representative or entrepreneur working in the student’s area of career interest or versed in areas of professional development.
Because of an overwhelming response from students this year, the program is in need of more mentors. It is a great way for alumni and other members of the business community to become more involved with the School. If you are interested in joining the program as a mentor, please apply online at www.bus.miami.edu/mentor or call Colleen Bernuth at 305-284-4052.