Student's Benefits

1. Professionalism
2. Networking
3. Advice on the "real world"
4. Connections to fellow wolves, along with others in the industry and potentially, opportunities in the field.


Expectations

Think critically about what you are looking for from the mentoring relationship and be sure to articulate that to your mentor. Keep your goals in mind throughout interactions. (Remember the mentor is not there to offer you an internship or a job).

Drive the relationship. Initiate contact with mentors and set clear relationship expectations about the time and method of communications.

Listen carefully and respectfully to insight, advice, and feedback from your mentor. They are a resource to help you grow.

Consider activities they could be beneficial to partake in with your mentor. Is there a conference they are going to you'd also like to attend? Would reading articles before meeting help start the conversation?



Thank your mentor. The alumni are volunteering their time to help you succeed so be sure to acknowledge that. At the conclusion of a mentoring relationship, students should write a handwritten thank you note, connect on LinkedIn if you haven't already, and try to stay in touch occasionally.



Getting Started

All students are welcome to participate in the Career Mentoring Program. Please note you will need to login first in www.jobtantra.com to see available alumni mentors and contact them through the system (students have a max of 3 contacts per month).

Keep an open mind when browsing through the database of mentors - there is always value in connecting with people from different backgrounds, industries and interests.