Overview

Mentors inspire, encourage, and support you, and contribute to your professional development.
You can expect to strengthen and build your network, and gain the expert guidance necessary to navigate your career path ahead. 

 

 

What you can expect to discuss with your mentor: 

  • Your Professional Development Goals
  • Your Career Goals
  • Industry Trends
  • Presentation, Communication and Interview Skills
  • Leadership Development

 

Eligibility 

  • Be in good standing at the University
  • 1st semester MBA students are not eligible to participate as concentrations have not yet been declared.

TeamUP MBA Program Structure & Requirements:
 
  • Duration of program: 5 months (Jan- May, or September-January)
  • Complete online student application by the posted deadlines
  • Attend a Program Orientation Meeting
  • Agree to terms of the Mentoring Contract
  • 5 hours of interaction (minimum) with your mentor in the form of 4 scheduled conversations or meetings. Contact hours can include face to face, virtual, phone and online meetings. At least one in-person meeting during the semester is highly encouraged.
  • Complete end of term Program Evaluation Survey
  • Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Dean of RBS.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the mentors be available? We ask our mentors to make a commitment of five months in order to ensure that the mentee is able to fully benefit from the relationship. 

  • Relationship is not going well, what to do? We encourage letting the mentor know about the situation and contact the Office of Mentoring Programs at RBS immediately. We will provide the support necessary to address the situation.

 

Student DOs

  • Take a pro-active role in shaping the relationship.

  • Understand what you want from the mentoring relationship and communicate your goals and aspirations to your mentor. 

  • Set aside time for the mentoring process, keep all scheduled appointments with your mentor, and display professional behavior.

  • Respond in a timely manner to your mentor's feedback. Respond to emails from your mentor at most two days after receipt.

  • Be open and honest with your mentor about your challenges and weaknesses. 

  • If something concerning the mentor needs to be discussed with others, it should first be discussed within the mentoring relationship.

 

Student DONTs

  • Expect your mentor to find students a job or internship. That is not the purpose of the program.

  • Blame the mentor if his or her advice doesn't work out.

  • Commit yourself to obligations you cannot keep.

  • Cancel meetings/visits with your mentor at the last minute.