The aim of the Graduate Career Mentor Program is to connect professionals with current CSULB College of Business graduate students to form a mentor-mentee relationship. Student mentees 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 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.
“The Graduate Mentor Program 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
"I am honored to have been a part of the Graduate Career Mentor Program 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 Career 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
For questions regarding the Graduate Career Mentor Program please contact Michelle Levy, Assistant Director Graduate Business Career Services at email@example.com.