Career and Personal Development

Academic and career guidance coupled with personal development and networking can help students navigate the complex world of global business and leadership.

Mentor Program

The Center for Global Management Mentor Program connects current full-time MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and UCLA-NUS EMBA students with members of the center's board and advisory members, a dedicated and actively engaged group of visionary global leaders spanning a variety of geographies and industries.

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.

Application Deadline

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.


Selection Process

  1. 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.
  2. For 2023-24, there will be one student mentee per mentor, unless otherwise noted.
  3. Interested students should submit their complete application by midday PDT on Friday, October 6, 2023.
  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 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.
  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.


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:

  1. Application submission form with basic contact details;
  2. Headshot photo (JPG);
  3. Current resume;
  4. 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.


To apply, or to request further information, please contact:
Lucy Allard
Executive Director, Center for Global Management

Corporate Outreach and Overseas DOJ Treks

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Members of Parker Career Management Center, career advisors and members of the employer relations team — conduct corporate outreach with companies such as those that have a Latin American focus and presence through annual visits to Miami. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, in November 2022, Parker resumed the Miami DOJ, in partnership with the Latin American Business Association (LABA). The trek included visits focused on tech, finance and consulting functions. They conducted corporate outreach with companies including McKinsey & Co., HBO Max, Restaurant Brands International and Visa. During these visits, they met with Anderson alumni, visited employers on-site and built new or enhanced existing relationships for both internship and full-time opportunities. Past DOJs have also taken place in Europe and Asia. Parker looks forward to expanding its international corporate outreach activities.