In The Age Of Covid, Georgetown MBA Mentorship Program Takes Off
January 6th, 2021
As Assistant Dean of the McDonough MBA Career Center Maureen Carpenter says, the new program has become a chance to foster community in a time of disconnection.
“Our goal with the mentorship program is to connect our students with the whole-life experiences of our alumni in a way that helps them navigate the MBA program as well as what life will be like for them in the years after they graduate, including work-life balance and intergenerational relationship building,” Carpenter says. “Long-term, the program will enhance and strengthen our alumni and student connections across our entire community.”
Adds Prashant Malaviya, dean of the McDonough MBA: “The basic philosophy that we agreed upon that would drive this program was inspired by our Jesuit roots and our Jesuit heritage. The big one for us is educating the whole person. What educating the whole person meant in this mentorship program was really about not just providing people career support or job leads, but actually helping the person grow as an individual, talking to them more about things that are, in fact, not about your job. We were very clear that this is not an extension of our Career Management Team.”