Mentor Program | Master's in Management

We are excited to launch a mentoring program in support of our graduate management students during their studies at The College of St. Scholastica. 

The ideas, encouragement, contacts and support offered by mentors can have a profound impact on the personal and professional career aspirations of our graduate students in management.  It's a mutually rewarding experience and mentors often comment on the level of satisfaction they derive from giving back through mentoring and having a positive impact on the next generation of leaders in business and the community.

— Randy Zimmermann, Graduate Programs Chair

Mentor Program

Students in the MBA and Master's in Management programs will be matched with a mentor based on their expressed professional areas of interest and personal development goals.  Mentors will be alumni and other community members with experience in the field of business.

Qualifications of a Mentor

Prospective mentors should have the following characteristics:

  • An established career and a credible background in business
  • A leadership role within their organization
  • Active participation within their professional community (i.e.  professional associations, conferences, publications, etc.)
  • High interest in contributing to the development of future professional leaders.

Apply to be a mentor

Attributes of Mentees

Characteristics of the mentees will be:

  • Within the first year of the CSS Master's in Management or MBA Program
  • Have completed the Professional Effectiveness Seminar, which informs the student of how to maximize their mentor experience
  • Have clear professional objectives
  • Have an understanding and respect for the volunteer mentors' valuable time

Commitment of a Mentor

To meet the expectations of the mentoring program, mentors will:

  • Strive to remain accessible to mentees
  • Communicate clear expectations of when and how interaction will be achieved
  • Help the mentee to achieve goals by accessing resources and building professional networks
  • Be willing to mentor up to three students for about 6 hours per student over a 9-month period

St. Scholastica's Commitment

The staff of the graduate management program will provide:

  • Orientation and support to mentors and mentees
  • An appropriate matching of students and mentors based on interests and personal attributes
  • Modest financial support to mentors in recognition of their time, as well as any out-of-pocket expenses incurred
  • Availability for feedback and coaching for issues that arise