Graduate Business Mentor Program

The aim of the Graduate Business Mentor Program (GBMP) is to connect professionals with you to form a mentor-mentee relationship during the spring semester. You will have the opportunity to form a deep, one-on-one relationship with an accomplished professional while vastly expanding their professional network. Career mentors can provide industry- or function-specific guidance on virtually any career-related inquiry.

Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS) will provide training on best practices when it comes to managing mentoring relationship, as well as guidance on suggested activities and discussion topics for mentoring meetings.

Mentors

Learn more about the Graduate Business Mentor Program and sign up to be a mentor through Beach Nexus for Spring 2023. Follow the below steps to sign up to be a mentor. 

  1. To sign up to serve as mentor click here: Beach Nexus Program (peoplegrove.com)

  2. Once you are on the page click “Join”

  3. If you do not already have a BeachNexus profile you will click on “Need an Account? Let’s Get You to the Right Place”

  4. You will create your profile that will be accessible to students when viewing mentors and you can link your LinkedIn profile

  5. Complete questions about your interest in the mentor program – these will assist in the matching process. Be sure to answer “Yes” to “Are you willing to be a long term mentor” and indicate how many students you would like to mentor

  6. Once your complete the process, your account will be reviewed and confirmed. You will receive confirmation once you have been approved

Mentees

Applications for the Spring 2023 GBMP will be available in January 2023. Be sure to review your CSULB email for information about how to sign up. 

 

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Mentee Testimonial

“The Graduate Business Mentor Program (GBMP) is an excellent experience that really helps the mentees gain direction and confidence with their career-path. There are some things that aren't taught in the classroom that mentors are able to offer. One of those is learning first-hand about the processes and culture within an industry or career-path that will help take your knowledge from the classroom outward towards the real world. My mentor showed me the value of specificity and networking that I still carry on to my day to day life.” - Jananee Sekar

Mentor Testimonial

"I am honored to have been a part of the Graduate Business Mentor Program (GBMP) this past year. I was given the opportunity to work with a passionate, driven MBA student looking for guidance as he launches his career in the entertainment industry. My time with him and other students in the program has helped me as I navigate my own career. I feel that I am a better listener, better leader and also more conscious of the career goals of my employees. While I hope that my mentorship was able to help my mentee get a start in his career, I know for a fact that he has made a big impact on me and for that, I am very thankful. Being a mentor in the Graduate Business Mentor Program is an invaluable opportunity for alumni to give back to the CSULB community and be a resource for the latest generation of business students." - Ben Arnold