Alumni Mentor Programs

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Rady Champions Program

Rady Champions will connect with prospective students as a representative of the Rady School of Management to ensure the best talent from around the world is enrolling in our programs. This will directly influence both the future of the school and the return on our investment as alumni.

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  • As alumni you are a representation of what the Rady School is all about, and by taking an active role in connecting future students to the Alumni network- we strengthen each other through this investment.

Level of Commitment:

  • 1 Event per year (Alumni Panels, Education Fairs, Special Events, etc.)
  • 1-5 Contacts with a prospective student per year
  • Total time commitment: 5-10 hours a year depending on location, need, and interactions

Questions?  Contact jkbryant@ucsd.edu

Rady Alumni Mentoring Program (RAMP)

RAMP is an informal mentoring program created to greatly improve the relationship between alumni and students as well as fostering long term bonds between alumni classes.

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  • As a pilot participant, your input to the future of this program will be integral! Your active participation has the potential to increase student retention and satisfaction, as well as contribute to the recognition of the Rady School as a world class institution with an engaging network of graduates.
  • This flexible mentoring program allows you to tailor the mentoring approach to your mentee, thereby improving its success. Together, you will build a RAMP that launches your mentee(s) into a lifetime of achievement and contribution to the Rady Community.

 
Level of Commitment:

  • RAMP Alumni will be loosely paired with 1-2 participating students. Whether your mentee(s) is new to the area and seeking help getting acclimated, looking for career advice, or simply needing help navigating the program, you will be their guide through the first 6 months of their Rady MBA.
  • Flexible based on the preferences of you and your mentee.
  • At least 1 engagement or 1 hour per month, but ongoing engagement via phone, email, or in person is encouraged.

Questions?  Contact sskubic@ucsd.edu

Rady LaunchPad Program

Rady LaunchPad is a mentor program that provides graduating full-time Rady MBA students an opportunity to connect directly with Rady Alumni Mentors to boost their job search success. Career Connections matches student mentees with a LaunchPad mentor drawn from our Rady alumni based on similar interests or backgrounds.

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  • Your active participation as a mentor directly supports second year MBA students to land jobs after graduation, which is imperative for national rankings.  
  • Together, you will explore a plan with your mentee(s) on what they’d like to accomplish upon graduation and then help them to turn the plan into action. It can include activities such as a mock interview and/or providing feedback on their resume and elevator pitch.

 
Level of Commitment:

  • Alumni will be paired with 1-2 participating students, based on the alumni mentor preference.
  • The mentoring connection should last a minimum of 4 months and up to 7 months based on the student’s need to reach a specific career goal. At that time, the mentor and student should discuss what they have accomplished and whether it would be beneficial to continue.
  • At least 1 engagement or 1 hour per month, but ongoing engagement via phone, email, or in person is encouraged.

Questions?  Contact terrasb@rady.ucsd.edu