CGM board member Brent Smith (’86), co-founder and managing partner of LevelOne Capital Ltd., with one of his two mentees from the full-time MBA Class of 2020, Angela Arunarsirakul. Arunarsirakul received a summer internship with the United Nations Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, that looks at digital innovation initiatives that will accelerate the adoption and achievement of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and a full-time offer to join Bain & Co. in Southeast Asia.
October 2021 - June 2022
The 2022-23 timeline will be available late Summer, 2022
Friday, October 8, 2021 (noon Pacific time deadline)
Review of Applications
October (students may be called for interviews during this time period)
Final Pairing & Notification
Late October/Early November, 2021 (anticipated)
The program is open to students in UCLA Anderson’s full-time, fully employed and 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 2021-22, there will be one student mentee per mentor, unless otherwise noted.
- Interested students should submit their application by noon PDT on Friday, October 8, 2021.
- 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 three components:
- Application form with basic contact details together with a 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 board 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.
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.