“Having a mentor during my Master’s program allowed me to feel that my professional options post-graduation were limitless. Meeting on a regular basis with my mentor gave me the encouragement that someone was supporting me and looking out for my future. Naturally, your friends and family do this unconditionally, but having a professional contact and mentor do the same really gave me the sense of support that was necessary. Your classes give you the knowledge, but mentors give you the real-world context.”
“The best thing about being part of the mentoring program is having an attentive ear to listen to my career aspirations and to guide me along the way. My mentor has a unique way to analyze my goals, my actions, and my interviews and give me feedback on what to do next. She is more than a mentor for me because, when we talk every three weeks, she makes sure that we touch all the important aspects in my life such as family, career, mental health, physical health, financial status, motivation, and so on. Thanks to my mentor support, I have grown and I have accomplished so much over these past months.”
“The greatest thing about having a mentor from the Graduate Mentoring Program is the sense of guidance that it provides. Knowing that there is someone who has stood in my shoes before and taken their professional career and experiences to new heights is truly inspiring. It is comforting to know that the same person will be able to assist me in my own occupational journey.”
“The greatest impact a mentor had on me was encouraging me to create my own opportunities. Do not sit until opportunities come to your door. Stand up, and utilize all your resources to create the perfect opportunities for yourself.”
ATLANTA–Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is introducing a graduate mentoring program this spring to help MBA and master’s students maximize their graduate program experience, refine their professional goals and build relationships with seasoned industry professionals.