TeamUP MBA Mentors have the opportunity to meaningfully influence the development of Rutgers MBA students.
By providing career navigation advice and sharing their content expertise, they help bridge the gap between academics and industry,
and strengthen the professional business acumen of their mentees.
A mentor's role is to inspire, encourage and support a mentee, and to contribute to their professional and ethical development.
- Business professional with at least 8 years of work experience, preferably in one of the following fields: Pharma, Finance, Supply Chain or Marketing.
- The ability to commit to 5 hours of interaction (minimum) with your student mentee.
- The ability to commit to your role as a mentor and share your personal/professional experiences and insights with him/her.
TeamUP MBA Program Structure:
Duration of program: 5 months (Jan-May, and/or September-January)
Approximate Time Commitment: 5 hours (In the form of at least 4 "scheduled conversations"). These conversations can take place by phone or video-chat. If feasible, at least one in-person meeting during the semester is strongly encouraged.
Required activities/steps include:
- Complete a one-time online mentor application to join the RBS Mentor Pool.
- Once accepted, familiarize yourself with the mentoring process through an on-line training for mentors.
- Engage with your mentee for a minimum of 5 hours during the semester
- Complete an end of Term Program Evaluation Survey
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any potential risks to me or my company? No. It is not appropriate for mentors to engage in any business transactions with their mentees; instead, the relationship should only involve the flow of general information and advice.
Relationship is not going well or I am concerned about mentorship, what to do? We encourage letting the mentee know about the situation and contact the Admin Immediately. We will provide our full support to resolve the situation in a positive and satisfactory manner.
Advice for New Mentors:
- Set aside time for the mentoring process and honor all appointments.
- Invite the mentee to meetings or activities when appropriate. Structure meetings or calls with planned topics.
- Respond to emails from your mentee in a timely manner. Keep your student informed if there is going to be a delay in scheduling a meeting.
- Keep information that your mentee has shared with you confidential. If something concerning the mentee needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.
- Establish open and honest communication and a forum for idea exchange.
- Foster creativity and independence. Help build self-confidence and offer encouragement.
- Provide honest and timely feedback to your mentee.
- Provide opportunities for the mentee to talk about concerns and ask questions.