Re-invigorate your career when you mentor a Foster MBA
Mentoring a Foster MBA is rewarding on many levels. Interacting with students prompts mentors to reflect on their own careers and to take stock. As they summarize their years of experience, they come to realize and value just how much they’ve learned and how much they have to offer. But our mentors are also re-invigorated as they experience the passion, energy and fresh perspective of our students.
On-Site Visits - First Year Students
On-site visits offer first year MBA students an opportunity to explore companies and industries while continuing to define functional focus and future career direction.
You host a small group of students - generally five to ten - for a two to three-hour visit. Most on-site visits take place during winter quarter (January through March), although it is possible to schedule them at other times. The agenda for the visit depends on you, but might include a company tour, a meeting with other executives from your company, work on a case study related to your business, discussion of career paths and opportunities in your industry, and a question and answer session. These are just a few of the possibilities.
Ongoing Mentoring - Second Year Students
As students define their career interests in the second year of the MBA Program, they are better prepared to benefit from an ongoing mentoring relationship with a business executive.
Students participating in this part of the Mentor Program are matched with a mentor whose background and experience align with the student's interests and goals. Mentors are matched with one to three students depending on particular interests of students each year. The form and frequency of the interactions between students and their mentors vary, but most groups meet three or four times over the course of the academic year.
Mentor Program Timeline
||Confirm returning mentors and invite new mentors
||Mentor Dinner and Mentor-Student Reception;
Students bid on mentors
||Students notified of mentor matches
||Mentor groups meet (second-year students)
||On-site visits (first-year students)