Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program Leads to Success
Going for an MBA could be likened to jumping into the deep end of the business school pool. And just like when swimming into more treacherous waters, sometimes it’s best to go in with a buddy. And for many Loyola Maryland MBAs, the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program is a helpful buddy system.
The school designed the six-month experience to allow alumni—now seasoned professionals—the opportunity to give back to the Loyola community and mentor a current student. Mentors connect with to their protege via phone, in person, Skype and/or email. The protege is required to create a mentoring agreement, which establishes the personal and professional goals in addition to the objectives they wish to accomplish throughout the program. Mentors will make their own feedback and help their proteges achieve their goals.
Loyola Magazine recently profiled the program and spoke with a few proteges and mentors to get a sense of how the program has worked for them.
Protege Micah Brown told the magazine that he was drawn to the program when he started his MBA in spring 2016 because of past mentors.
“I owe a lot of my success to the mentors I’ve had in my life to date. I jumped at the opportunity to participate in a program that offers access to dynamic leaders who will only help me to continue down a successful path.”
Brown’s current mentor is Sellinger ’97 alum Adrian Johnson, the current senior vice president and chief financial officer for Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU) in Baltimore. Brown hopes to complete his MBA in 2019.
“Surround yourself with successful people and chances are you’ll become successful yourself.”
Interested in participating as a mentor or a protege in the Sellinger Alumni Mentoring Program for 2017? Registration is available online at alumni.loyola.edu/mentoring before the April 14, 2017 deadline. The program begins with an orientation on June 8, 2017, at Loyola’s Timonium Graduate Center.