Lubin Executive Mentor Program
The Lubin Executive Mentor Program for junior level Business Honors Program students is a partnership with Career Services, the Office of Philanthropy, and the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. It is designed to provide mentoring and networking opportunities to selected Lubin undergraduates as part of their overall professional and career development.
As a Lubin Mentor, you will be matched with a junior for a semester mentoring relationship. Activities may include: a career informational interview, a shadowing half-day, networking opportunities and periodic career advising meetings as well as other assistance that will be mutually determined between you and the student. Mentees will meet with their mentors in the workplace to gain advice and guidance on careers, workplace trends and professional competencies.
The mentor serves as a key resource in coaching. As a mentor, you can:
- Give advice on networking, review the do’s and don’ts and the value it has played in your career
- Introduce your student to colleagues that would provide career information and advice
- Invite your mentee to attend a business lunch or meeting with you to observe
A Shadowing Half-Day is designed to help the student observe the working environment and meet with professionals in areas of potential interest.
- Have the student attend meetings or conference calls, sales calls or a client meeting
- Allow the student to observe a business practice (if possible) and review what is observed
- Have the student meet with both junior-level and senior-level employees in various functional areas
As a mentor, share your experience and guidance regarding career paths, industry and business trends, leadership and professional success factors, and strategies to prepare for and enter today’s competitive marketplace.
- Discuss mutual expectations for the relationship, the frequency and preferred method of communication and a timeframe for meetings
- Provide career guidance appropriate to the student’s level of career development and recommend resources
- Share the successes and challenges you have encountered in your career
- Help the student explore functional areas, specializations and career alternatives
- Help the student assess strengths and weaknesses, and identify necessary success factors and action steps
- Provide advice and feedback on the student’s goals, resume, interview/presentation skills, internship search, job search techniques, or graduate/professional school plans.
Interested in becoming a Mentor? Click to download the application to become a Lubin Executive Mentor.