Academic and career guidance coupled with personal development and networking can help students navigate the complex world of global business and leadership.
CGM board member Kevin Berryman (’87), president and chief financial officer, Jacobs Engineering Group, with one of his mentees from the full-time MBA Class of 2020, Mariana Pimenta. Pimenta received a summer internship with Amgen in its finance and strategy leadership development program.
2023-24 CGM Mentor Program Timeline
October 2023 - June 2024
Information for 2023-24 will be shared with eligible students late summer, 2023.
Friday, October 6, 2023 (midday Pacific time deadline)
Review of Applications
October (students may be called for interviews during this time period)
Final Pairing & Notification
Late October/Early November, 2023 (anticipated)
The program is open to students in UCLA Anderson’s full-time, fully employed, executive and UCLA-NUS executive MBA programs. First, second and third year students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to a career in global business and management (either in the United States or abroad) are encouraged to apply.
- Mentor profiles will be shared with students who have expressed interest in the program in late summer/early Fall. For those students interested, please contact Lucy Allard.
- For 2023-24, there will be one student mentee per mentor, unless otherwise noted.
- Interested students should submit their complete application by midday PDT on Friday, October 6, 2023.
- 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 demonstrated passion and interest for international business and management, academic accomplishments, leadership, career path and engagement with the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson.
The CGM will then meet with each mentee to outline guidelines and suggested interaction, as well as other expectations of the mentee/mentor relationship.
Application Process and Timeline
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 four components:
- Application submission form with basic contact details;
- Headshot photo (JPG);
- Current resume;
- A cover letter, not to exceed 750 words. Topic: discuss your background and career goals, interest in global business and management and why you are interested in the CGM Mentor Program. From the profiles received, students are encouraged to identify a particular CGM advisory member, or two, who they would like as a mentor and explain the reason for the specific selection. Applicants should also note if they have ever participated in a mentor program and served as a mentor/mentee.
Days on the Job
In partnership with the Parker Career Management Center, student clubs organize on-site visits known as Days-on-the-Job (DOJs) with companies and recruiters in the U.S. and abroad. In mid-December 2019, the Greater China Business Association (GCBA) organized a Greater China DOJ. Fourteen students met with JD.com, Kuaishou, Lenovo and Plug & Play in Beijing; Ctrip, Google China and Johnson & Johnson in Shanghai; and Tencent in Shenzhen. In addition, students met with UCLA Anderson alumni at mixers in all three cities.
While travel restrictions inhibited in-person visits during the 2020-21 academic year, the Parker CMC remained in close contact with many employers and alumni to enhance ongoing relationships, as well as forge new connections with local startups and global conglomerates. The Parker CMC, in conjunction with the international identity clubs, will continue to build and strengthen corporate recruiting partnerships internationally as well as domestically during the 2021-22 academic year.