The Center for Global Management Mentor Program connects current MBA students with members of the center's advisory board, a dedicated and actively engaged group of visionary global leaders spanning a variety of geographies and industries who have invested in the center in recognition of UCLA Anderson's important role in preparing the next generation of global leaders.
The CGM Mentor Program provides students with a unique opportunity to connect and form meaningful relationships with board members who provide valuable counsel and guidance on professional endeavors, living and working abroad, global business and life lessons. By playing a direct role in guiding and shaping the next generation of global leaders, board members contribute in one of the most meaningful and valubale ways. Through this program, mentees gain valuable guidance in academic and career direction; obtain advice, guidance and perspective; gain insights into industries and professions of interest; and learn about professional and personal development skills required to succeed. The program was established to augment knwoledge and understanding among students interested in pursuing a career in international business and management across a variety of industries and disciplines, as well as living and working abroad upon graduation. Although mentors can provide guidance for career choices and serve as a sounding board for students as they make decisions about career choices, this is not a job placement program.
CGM board member Joseph Barragan (’79), managing director at Strategic Financing Advisors LLC and former managing director, capital advisory, at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., with his entee John Heidenreich (’17), who received a summer internship offer with Credit Suisse Investment Banking in Los Angeles.
2016-17 CGM Mentor Program Timeline: October 2016 - June 2017
The program is open to all UCLA Anderson's full-time, fully employed and executive MBA students. First year students with a demonstrated interest and commitment to a career in global business (either in the United States or abroad) are encouraged to apply.
1. Mentor profiles will be shared with students who have expressed interest in the program. For those students interested, please contact Lucy Allard.
2. For 2016-17, there will be one student mentee per mentor, unless otherwise noted.
3. Interested students should submit their application by noon PST on Friday, October 7, 2016.
4. Mentor and mentee pairing will be performed by the CGM leadership. Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted. Mentees will be selected based on their passion for international business, academic accomplishments, leadership, career path and engagement with the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson.
5. The CGM will then meet with each mentee to outline guidelines and suggested interaction, as well as other expectations of the mentee/mentor relationship.
Once an expression of interest has been received by the CGM and mentor profiles have been shared, please complete the application which includes the following three components:
For further information and to apply, please contact:
Executive Director, Center for Global Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Cornell Hall, Suite D304
Los Angeles, CA 90095
In partnership with Parker Career Management Center, student clubs organize onsite visits with companies and recruiters known as “Days on the Job” (DOJs). Over the past two years, students have taken two major treks, including the Miami Latin American DOK and teh Greater China DOJ, which, depending on students' interest, may split up into the Hong Kong Investment Banking DOJ and the Shanghai and Beijing DOJ.
In late November 2015, in conjunction with the Greater China Business Association (GCBA), Parker CMC held its annual Greater China DOJ. A group fo students met with Citbank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and Nomura in Hong Kong. Parker CMC also collaborated with GCBA club leaders to host on-campus recruiting events and further strengthen corporate relationships with Eli Lilly, J&J China and JD.com.
In early December, Parker CMC and the Latin American Business Association (LABA) held the annual Miami DOJ. Eleven first- and second-year students participated and met with Burger King, Citi, Concept II Cosmetics, J.P. Morgan, LAN Cargo, the Miami Dolphins, Pepsico, SAB Miller and Visa. An alumni event was also held, offering students an opportunity to network with local alumni. The DOJ greately assisted students from Latin America to explore career options and leverage their competitive advantage.
Parker CMC, in conjunction with the international identity clubs, will continue the momentum to build and stregnthen
corporate recruiting partnerships internationally as well as domestically during the 2016-17 academic year. Qilin He, Parker CMC's international program manager and advisor, continues to build relationships with international students as well as global companies and international divisions of the school's domestic corporate networks