The Lerner Executive Mentoring Program matches you with an executive whose professional background is complementary to your career objectives.
We look forward to your participation in the program!
Rising sophomores, rising juniors and graduate/MBA students enrolled in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics as a major are eligible to register for this program.
How to Get Involved
Registration is now open for the Lerner Executive Mentoring Program. Register online through UD Career Acceleration Network (UD CAN) by clicking here, then click on the green “JOIN PROGRAM” button.
Undergraduate students are matched with mentors at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters (September and February). Graduate/MBA students are matched with a mentor during the fall semester (September/October).
Goals of the Program
As a student mentee, you will:
- Receive guidance toward professional goals through graduation and beyond
- Focus on your professional development and growth
- Build and strengthen your professional networks
- Prepare to enter the workforce
Commitment & Expectations
As a student mentee, you will:
- Attend a mandatory Orientation session on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 5pm – prior to being matched with a mentor
- Initiate a personalized introductory email to your mentor in which you thank the mentor for their participation, provide background information about yourself, and request a time to meet
- Work with your mentor to establish specific goals and objectives for the academic year
- Have a meaningful conversation (in person, phone, Skype, FaceTime, email) with your mentor at least once a month
- Prepare for meetings with your mentor, including creating an agenda, sharing the agenda with your mentor in advance, asking for input from your mentor, and doing research prior to meeting with your mentor
- Dress professionally during meetings with mentors unless told otherwise
- Return emails and phone calls from your mentor immediately
- Contact the program coordinator when questions and concerns arise
- Complete surveys to help measure success outcomes
Sample Meeting Activities
- Job shadowing / resume review / interview training
- Discussion on career and life objectives
- Networking with your mentor’s colleagues
- Meeting for lunch or dinner
- Attending a conference or business meeting together
Additional Program Details
You will be paired with the same mentor for the duration of the mentoring program (through your graduation).
You will receive monthly check-in emails from the program coordinator who may request a response/feedback.
This is not an internship program. You should not expect that you will receive an internship or job offer through this program.
Student mentees and mentors get out of the mentoring relationship what they put into it!
Resources for Mentees
The Mentor’s Guide (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
The Mentee’s Guide (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
Skills for Successful Mentoring (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
75 Things To Do With Your Mentees (PDF) (CCC/The Mentoring Group)
Undergraduate Career Resources (Guidelines for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, jobs & internships, networking, and more!)